- They regarded Jesus as equivalent to Yahweh himself.
- They thought of Jesus as the Son of God precisely because Yahweh was the Son of El Elyon.
- They worshiped Jesus as a god because Yahweh, though the son of a god, was also himself a god.
- They ceaselessly applied to Jesus various passages which in the Hebrew scriptures had applied to Yahweh.
- They described the Parousia in the exact terms ascribed to Yahweh coming in judgment in various scriptures.
- They regularly used the same Greek title for Jesus as the circumlocution that the Septuagint most commonly used of Yahweh: κύριος (Lord).
- They ascribed powers to Jesus (such as walking upon water) which are ascribed to Yahweh.
But my main question for this thread is this: are there any direct, verifiable counterexamples to Barker's thesis extant in any of the NT epistles (Paul, Peter, James, Jude, John; not to mention the epistle to the Hebrews)? For example, are there any passages which seem to call Jesus the son of Yahweh (rather than the son of God, which can be easily read as the son of El Elyon)?