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I presume BDAG includes Tit. 2:13 on the basis of Granville Sharp and hasn’t considered the possibility that Christ is identified with “glory”.

I’m a little dubious about the hinting argument. Given i) the fact that Jesus is understood to act with the authority of God and on behalf of God, and ii) the widespread proximity of references to God and Jesus in the New Testament, it’s highly likely that situations will arise where the inference of shared identity may seem inevitable. But it is statistical rather than theological.

My sense is that the Jewish-apocalyptic mainstream of the New Testament preserves a clear distinction between God as the Father and Jesus as resurrected Lord, and I would place Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1 in that tradition. But there are certainly other impulses that reach towards the expression of a much closer relation between God as creator and Jesus as Wisdom. I also suspect that parallels with pagan ideas of divine kingship are present, pushing New Testament thought in the direction of an identification of Jesus and God.

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