The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

A Commentary

Book - 2000
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"Drawing on the wealth of parable research, Hultgren first discusses the background necessary to an investigation of Jesus' parables, including the methods of identifying and classifying the parables, the distinctive elements in the parables, the universal and the particular features of the parables, and interpretive approaches. He then studies in depth each of the thirty-eight parables of Jesus found in the Synoptic Gospels, grouping them thematically under these headings: (1) Parables of the Revelation of God, (2) Parables of Exemplary Behavior, (3) Parables of Wisdom, (4) Parables of Life before God, (5) Parables of Final Judgment, (6) Allegorical Parables, and (7) Parables of the Kingdom. Each study features a fresh, accurate translation of the parable along with interpretive notes and commentary on the parable's theological meanings and significance for readers today." "Hultgren also looks at the role of the Evangelists as interpreters of Jesus' parables and examines the parables of Jesus found in the Gospel of Thomas. The volume is made even more useful by the inclusion of three informative appendices, a comprehensive bibliography, and complete indexes listing references to Scripture, other ancient sources, and modern authors." "Distinctive in the field for its scope of coverage and its goal of addressing the widest possible audience, this volume will become the standard resource on the parables of Jesus for scholars, students, ministers, and general readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c2000
ISBN: 9780802844750
Characteristics: xxix, 522 p. ; 25 cm


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