Difference Between Manifestation And Incarnation?

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Did God incarnate as man or manifest as man? I'm not really sure what the difference is. It sounds like one is God appearing to be human vs God becoming human.

Did they only see God through Jesus when he was on the earth or did they actually see God?

Was the manifestation an indwelling and not an incarnation?

Image of the invisible God. Image is not the same as the original.

Is Jesus just the image of the pre-existing Son persona? Just one of the three personas known as Son or the full, undivided Godhead?

Was God manifest in the flesh or was God the Son manifest in the flesh?

Colossians 2:9
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.