Jacob & the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story
Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well. In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes. In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.
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Review: Jacob and the ProdigalUser Review - James Kim - Goodreads
I appreciate Dr Bailey's scholarship. The reason why i didn't rate it higher is because parts of conclusion that the three parables found in Luke 15 are reinterpretations of the Jacob saga in Genesis seemed forced and stretched. Read full review
Review: Jacob & the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's StoryUser Review - Jon Sedlak - Goodreads
Bailey's take on the story of the Prodigal son is intriguing, and well worth the study. I thought the arrangement of the book was a little drawn out though. Once I finished the book, I thought he ... Read full review
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CALL JESUS A THEOLOGIAN?
The Jesus Tradition and the Question of Authenticity
The Importance of Middle Eastern Culture
The Parable of the Prodigal Son and
Topical arrangement of the Travel Narrative
Jesus call in two parts
The Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15
The Lost Coin
To Find the Lost
A drama in two acts 9697
Repentance in Psalm 23 and Luke 15
Two Dancers in a Single Dance
Significance of This Study for an Understanding
Der ganz andere Vater: die biblische Geschichte vom verlorenen Sohn aus ...
Kenneth E. Bailey
No preview available - 2006