An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus

A clear and thorough introduction to the best known of Jesus' teachings, this much-needed text examines what parables are, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospel narratives.

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Author: Robert H. Stein

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664243908

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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A clear and thorough introduction to the best known of Jesus' teachings, this much-needed text examines what parables are, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospel narratives. Invaluable for the beginning seminary or college students and for church study groups, this enlightening work reveals the meaning of the parables when they were first given, their meaning for the Gospel writers, and their meaning for us today.

Tales Jesus Told

Wright explores the purpose and effect of Jesus' parables by reading them contextually against their cultural, political and social background.

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Author: Stephen I. Wright

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 1842271822

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Are modern readers, conditioned to read the parables as spiritual allegories, missing something of Jesus' original intentions? Wright explores the purpose and effect of Jesus' parables by reading them contextually against their cultural, political and social background. Although use of the parables as tools for preaching and teaching has neglected the original impact they had on Jesus' hearers, it is possible with our knowledge of life in first century Palestine to feel that impact again.

Jesus and His Parables

A complete range of modern approaches to interpreting the parables. Not only a textbook, but readable and accessible and as engaging to the general reader as to the scholar and minister.

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Author: V. George Shillington

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567085962

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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A complete range of modern approaches to interpreting the parables. Not only a textbook, but readable and accessible and as engaging to the general reader as to the scholar and minister.

Re imagine the World

In this book the author sets his interpretation of the key parables of Jesus in the context of other things Jesus said and did.

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Author: Bernard Brandon Scott

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112256552

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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In this book the author sets his interpretation of the key parables of Jesus in the context of other things Jesus said and did. The result is a startling and provocative picture of the historical figure and the challenge he presents to contemporary life.

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews,A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus.

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Author: Frank Stern

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461640479

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews,A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context.

Studying the Parables of Jesus

An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus ( Philadelphia : Westminster , 1981 ) 52 . 5 « The Modern Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus and the Problem ...

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Author: Peter Rhea Jones

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1573121673

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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Peter Rhea Jones has spent the majority of his career studying and teaching the parables. Studying the Parables of Jesus is a primer on the historical and -literary approaches to biblical study. It informs and inspires in dialogue with contemporary methods and contemporary meanings. It provides an introduction to the methods of interpretation of the parables as well as an opening chapter on the recent history of interpretation. The chapters of exegesis approach a select group of parables for a more intensive analysis. While reserving much of the technical details for the endnotes, the text includes -discussion of critical issues and alternative opinions. Questions and exercises are appended at the close of each chapter for personal use or classroom -discussion.

The Method and Message of Jesus Teachings

For a discussion of the number of parables in the Gospels, see Robert H. Stein, An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, ...

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Author: Robert H. Stein

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664255132

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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This useful and practical book provides the college student, seminarian, church study group, and interested lay person with a much-needed introductory guide on the "how" (method) and the "what" (message) of Jesus' teachings. In this revised edition, Robert Stein updates his classic work, adds a new bibliography, and introduces use of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, bringing this important text to a new generation of students.

Interpreting the Parables

This widely used text has taken a minority perspective and made it mainstream, with Blomberg ably defending a limited allegorical approach and offering brief interpretations of all the major parables.

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Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830839674

Category: Religion

Page: 463

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In this new and expanded edition, Craig Blomberg surveys the contemporary critical approaches to the parables--including those that have emerged in the twenty years since the first edition was published.

The Parables

' Its excitement -- and this is an exciting book -- comes from the fact that the author brings to his task qualifications that are rare among interpreters of the parables.

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Author: Dan O. Via

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556351198

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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The Parables of Jesus Participant s Guide

Barrett, C. K. The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction with Commentary and Notes on the Greek Text. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978.

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Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310863403

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Jesus communicated deep spiritual truths through simple, vivid, and engaging stories. Woven from the stuff of everyday life, the parables of Jesus made the kingdom of God understandable and accessible to his listeners. In six engaging, interactive small group sessions, this Deep Connection DVD gives you will gain new insights into his parables and their meanings that will help you to appreciate more fully their relevance for your own life. With maps and pictures, outlines, key Scripture verses, discussion questions, plenty of room for note taking, and a personal five-day Bible study for each session, this participant’s guide will help you get the most out of The Parable of Jesus, both in your group and in applying what you learn to your life.

The Parables of Jesus

Nearly a third of the words of Jesus recorded in the four gospels are found in his parables, and the rich imagery of these stories has inspired countless works of art throughout the centuries.

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Author: Siegfried Goebel

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002122580

Category: Bible

Page: 460

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The teachings of Jesus take many forms, but the most memorable are undoubtedly his illustrative parables. Although the parables seem simple, the moral lessons they contain are deep and often central to understanding Jesus' life and death. Nearly a third of the words of Jesus recorded in the four gospels are found in his parables, and the rich imagery of these stories has inspired countless works of art throughout the centuries. Siegfried Goebel's book contains an exhaustive study and detailed analysis of these parables. A critical introduction defines "parable" and places Jesus in the context of religious instruction in first-century Palestine. Even among those who are not Christians, Jesus' parables remain some of the best known stories in the world.

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus : An Introduction Two things are generally known about Jesus of Nazareth that are beyond historical doubt , and they are known around ...

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Author: Arland J. Hultgren

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080286077X

Category: Religion

Page: 552

View: 248

Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.

Stories with Intent

This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

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Author: Klyne R. Snodgrass

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467449632

Category: Religion

Page: 912

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Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, Stories with Intent offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. Snodgrass begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. He then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

The Parables of Jesus

An interpretation of the individual parables against their local Palestinian background, as well as a critical analysis of them.

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Author: Joachim Jeremias

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000022015

Category:

Page: 248

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An interpretation of the individual parables against their local Palestinian background, as well as a critical analysis of them.

A Theology of the New Testament

H. Marshall , Eschatology and the Parables ( 1963 ) ; G. E. Ladd , Jesus and the ... 214-38 ; E. Linnemann , Jesus of the Parables : Introduction and ...

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Author: George Eldon Ladd

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802806805

Category: Religion

Page: 764

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Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served scores of seminary students since 1974. Now this comprehensive, standard evangelical text has been carefully revised by Hagner to include an update of Ladd's survey of the history of the field of New Testament theology, an augmented bibliography, and an entirely new subject index.

Jesus and the Gospels

This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate.

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Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805444827

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.

Speaking Parables

Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

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Author: David Buttrick

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664221912

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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David Buttrick provides an introduction to the parables with a discussion of particular homiletical issues preachers face in interpreting parables. Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

Parables of Jesus

In this short book, John McLaughlin opens our eyes to what the most memorable parables of Jesus meant to audiences in his day, and more importantly, how they might yet speak to us today.

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Author: John McLaughlin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725276208

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Jesus the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

How can we know? Robert Stein, a seasoned Gospels scholar, offers an in-depth and insightful commentary on Mark chapter 13, an important and puzzling discourse of Jesus.

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Author: Robert H. Stein

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830840588

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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A seasoned Gospels scholar offers an in-depth commentary on Mark 13, the so-called Little Apocalypse. Was Jesus speaking of the end-time return of the Son of Man or the coming destruction of Jerusalem or both? How can we know? Here is a careful and insightful commentary on an important and puzzling discourse of Jesus.

Reading Jesus Parables with Dao De Jing

“luke's artistic Parables: narratives of subversion, imagination, ... Re-Imagine the World: An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. santa Rosa, Calif.

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Author: Yung Suk Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532654916

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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Dao De Jing is an ancient wisdom book, purportedly written by Laozi, who flourished in the sixth century BCE according to the Chinese tradition. It is comprised of eighty-one short poems of which the source is diverse, ranging from personal life to communal and political life. It uses abundant metaphors taken from nature such as water, dust, river, wood, and valley. Laozi reminds his readers to rethink their worldview and purpose of life. Parables of Jesus also are stories about life, ranging from personal identity to social justice. Laozi and Jesus lived in different places at different times. Yet they share a passion and vision to make a better world, full of mercy, justice, and peace. Laozi asks his audience to appreciate the power of smallness in their perspectives. Likewise, in the Mustard Seed, Jesus also helps his audience to see the potential of a small seed that may grow miraculously to several feet tall. This book reads Jesus’ parables from the perspective of the Dao De Jing. There is a new translation of the Dao De Jing in the Appendix.