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A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables
  • Author : Frank Stern
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :293
  • ISBN : 9780742542716
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Summary : 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

Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
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  • Release Date :2014-09-09
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 006219819X
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Summary : The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

All the Parables of Jesus

All the Parables of Jesus
  • Author : David M. Brown
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  • Release Date :2012-07
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 1449751652
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Summary : Like yeast, parables are explosive stories of Jesus that invade our lives and transform us into citizens of the kingdom of God. But they are also cryptic, and that's where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics. In it, readers are taken through a process of discovering which sayings of Jesus are parables, problematic questions related to counting and categorizing them, and Jesus' rationale for speaking in parables. The work then analyzes four distinct ways that parables are structured and three levels at which they do their work in us. The final chapter presents parable-related hermeneutical guidelines, and the book ends with seven extensive Appendices and two Indexes. It is a "must read" for every biblical scholar!

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean
  • Author : Ernest van Eck
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  • Release Date :2016-08-09
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1498233708
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Summary : Who do we meet in the stories Jesus told? In The Parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a Social Prophet, a selection of the parables of Jesus is read using a social-scientific approach. The interest of the author is not the parables in their literary contexts, but rather the parables as Jesus told them in a first-century Jewish Galilean sociopolitical, religious, and economic setting. Therefore, this volume is part of the material turn in parable research and offers a reading of the parables that pays special attention to Mediterranean anthropology by stressing key first-century Mediterranean values. Where applicable, available papyri that may be relevant in understanding the parables of Jesus from a fresh perspective are used to assemble solid ancient comparanda for the practices and social realities that the parables presuppose. The picture of Jesus that emerges from these readings is that of a social prophet. The parables of Jesus, as symbols of social transformation, envisioned a transformed and alternative world. This world, for Jesus, was the kingdom of God.

Parables of Parenthood

Parables of Parenthood
  • Author : Andrew Taylor-Troutman
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  • Release Date :2014-01-22
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1630872466
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Summary : Jesus told simple stories about common items; yet his parables profoundly address our hearts and minds. We offer an interpretation, not only about what we read, but also what we think and feel. Parables of Parenthood presents modern biblical scholarship in an accessible writing style in order to model how these ancient stories continue to enrich life in the twenty-first century. Andrew Taylor-Troutman closely analyzes each parable with deep appreciation before applying these interpretations to his life, because he believes the genius of the parables offers a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in our everyday experience. By interpreting from the author's head and heart, Parables of Parenthood gives new luster to well-known, narrative gems about sowing seeds and lost sheep through personal insights about anxiety and hope. Lessons about wise builders and wicked tenants are illustrated with anecdotes about a baby's food and a grandmother's rocking chair. Through interpretations of other parables, moments as diverse as a beach trip and an ultrasound appointment invite movement from fear to faith. Through the combination of his informed Bible study and practical life experience, Taylor-Troutman empowers readers to connect the teachings of Jesus to our world in comforting and challenging ways.

Parables in Midrash

Parables in Midrash
  • Author : David Stern
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :347
  • ISBN : 9780674654488
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Summary : David Stern shows how the parable or mashal--the most distinctive type of narrative in midrash--was composed, how its symbolism works, and how it serves to convey the ideological convictions of the rabbis. He describes its relation to similar tales in other literatures, including the parables of Jesus in the New Testament and kabbalistic parables. Through its innovative approach to midrash, this study reaches beyond its particular subject, and will appeal to all readers interested in narrative and religion.

The Challenge of Jesus' Parables

The Challenge of Jesus' Parables
  • Author : Richard N. Longenecker
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 9780802846389
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Summary : A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today. The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers. Contributors: Stephen C. Barton Craig A. Evans Richard T. France Donald A. Hagner Morna D. Hooker Sylvia C. Keesmaat Michael P. Knowles Walter L. Liefeld Richard N. Longenecker Allan W. Martens Klyne R. Snodgrass Robert H. Stein Stephen I. Wright

Stories with Intent

Stories with Intent
  • Author : Klyne R. Snodgrass
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  • Release Date :2018-02-16
  • Total pages :912
  • ISBN : 1467449636
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Summary : 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.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
  • Author : Ann Spangler,Lois Tverberg
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 0310284228
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Summary : By exploring the land, culture, customs, prayers, and feasts, Spangler and Tverberg reveal Jesus through the eyes and ears of first-century Jews.

The Parables

The Parables
  • Author : Brad H. Young
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  • Release Date :2008-03-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0801048206
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Summary : Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, examining parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables.

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus
  • Author : Lois Tverberg
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  • Release Date :2018-01-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1493412671
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Summary : What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Lois Tverberg knows the treasures that await readers willing to learn how to read the Bible through Jewish eyes. By helping them understand the Bible as Jesus and his first-century listeners would have, she bridges the gaps of time and culture in order to open the Bible to readers today. Combining careful research with engaging prose, Tverberg leads us on a journey back in time to shed light on how this Middle Eastern people approached life, God, and each other. She explains age-old imagery that we often misinterpret, allowing us to approach God and the stories and teachings of Scripture with new eyes. By helping readers grasp the perspective of its original audience, she equips them to read the Bible in ways that will enrich their lives and deepen their understanding.

They Also Taught in Parables

They Also Taught in Parables
  • Author : Harvey K. McArthur,Robert M. Johnston
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  • Release Date :2014-10-24
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 1498205097
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The Historical Jesus of the Gospels

The Historical Jesus of the Gospels
  • Author : Craig S. Keener
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  • Release Date :2009-11-03
  • Total pages :831
  • ISBN : 0802862926
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Summary : The earliest substantive sources available for historical Jesus research are in the Gospels themselves; when interpreted in their early Jewish setting, their picture of Jesus is more coherent and plausible than are the competing theories offered by many modern scholars. So argues Craig Keener in The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. / In exploring the depth and riches of the material found in the Synoptic Gospels, Keener shows how many works on the historical Jesus emphasize just one aspect of the Jesus tradition against others, but a much wider range of material in the Jesus tradition makes sense in an ancient Jewish setting. Keener masterfully uses a broad range of evidence from the early Jesus traditions and early Judaism to reconstruct a fuller portrait of the Jesus who lived in history.

Jesus and His Contemporaries

Jesus and His Contemporaries
  • Author : Craig A. Evans
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  • Release Date :2001-07-01
  • Total pages :532
  • ISBN : 9780391041189
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Summary : This book offers several points of comparison between Jesus and his approximate contemporaries. It concludes that Jesus is not a Cynic of Stoic philosopher but a charismatic prophet who was recognized as Messiah through whom the Kingdom of God would appear. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).

Short Stories by Jesus Participant Guide

Short Stories by Jesus Participant Guide
  • Author : Amy-Jill Levine
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  • Release Date :2018-05-15
  • Total pages :59
  • ISBN : 1501858173
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Summary : Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.

Interpreting the Parables

Interpreting the Parables
  • Author : Craig L. Blomberg
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  • Release Date :2009-09-20
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 9780830875726
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Summary : The classic works of C. H. Dodd and Joachim Jeremias set the direction for nearly all further parable studies in this century. Embodied in both scholar's approaches are at least two assumptions that, for the most part, have gone unchallenged: (1) Parables make one and only one main point. (2) They are not allegories. But can these assumptions be supported by the evidence? In this introductory text, Craig Blomberg surveys and evaluates contemporary critical approaches to the parables, challenging the prevailing consensus and making his own important new contribution to parable studies. Within proper definitions and limits, he argues, the parables are in fact best seen as allegories. In support of his thesis, he not only sets forth theoretical considerations but devotes attention to all the major parables, providing brief interpretations that highlight the insights to be gained from his distinctive method. A concluding chapter examines the implications of the parables for Christology and our understanding of the kingdom of God. This groundbreaking book will be of value not only to students but to pastors and other serious readers of Scripture.

Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity

Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity
  • Author : Clemens Thoma,Michael Wyschogrod,American Jewish Congress. Institute for Jewish-Christian Relations. Congress (1986 : Lucerne),Theologische Fakultat Luzern
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  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :258
  • ISBN : 9780809130870
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Summary : A scholarly study of the parables and stories in biblical tradition to help discover the common heritage of Christians and Jews.

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus
  • Author : William Barclay
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  • Release Date :1999-02-01
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 9780664258283
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Summary : William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus
  • Author : J. Dwight Pentecost
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  • Release Date :1998-08-01
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780825497155
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Summary : Dr. Pentecost describes the setting of each parable, explains the problem or question it addresses, and offers Christ's solution to that issue.

When Jesus Came to Harvard

When Jesus Came to Harvard
  • Author : Harvey Cox
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :338
  • ISBN : 9780618710546
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Summary : A prominent theologian takes a new look at the stories of Jesus from a modern perspective to demonstrate how his parables and teachings can bridge the gap between the ancient and modern world to serve as contemporary guidelines for leading a moral life, explaining how to extrapolate answers for such issues as civil rights, aging, and teenage drug use. Reprint.