There are only three explicit Old Testament references to the doctrine of the image of God in man: Genesis 1:26, Genesis 5:2, and Genesis 9:6. However, the importance of the doctrine is out of all proportion to the limited treatment it receives in the Old Testament. That man is a [creature]] implies limitations upon the range and degree of his similarities to God. This article wants to consider what these limitations are and what the precise meaning of the '"image" is.
Source: Tyndale Bulletin, 1968. 51 pages.