The "morphic" and the "nominal" aspect of the sonship relating God and Jesus are very well illustrated by two passages from the New Testament (Hebr.
33), Idel identifies four main types of sonship that appear in various degrees along the histories of the majority of Biblical literatures:
1) sonship by generation (the Son is generated by the Father, he reflects his Father by his "face" or by his "name")--a case of this kind of sonship is the creation of Adam in Gen.
2) sonship by emanation (the Son is related to the Father by being emanated from him)--this kind of sonship appears, for example, in Philo and in the Nicaean Creed (the Christian canonical doctrine of homoousia);
3) sonship by adoption (the Son is initially human, who then becomes a Son by adoption; the process of becoming a Son is lead by the divine powers)--the case is relevant, for example, in the rabbinic literature of the "righteous;"