A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Religion - 293 pages
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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, and compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, and discusses each parable within its first-century religious and historical context. The book attempts to build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews by exploring the notion that we share a common history
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Search for Paradise
8
Jesus Teaches in His Hometown Synagogue
17
The Parable of the Sower
27
The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds
41
Other Parables about the Kingdom of God
52
More Parables about the Kingdom of God
75
Parables about Servants and Workers
98
Parables about Fathers and Sons
182
Special People
198
The Parable of the Priest the Levite and the Samaritan
212
The Rich Man the Beggar and the Unclean Spirit
224
Two Parables in John
235
Two Last Parables
248
Conclusions
257
The Secrets Jesus Taught
273

Parables about Lamps Light Salt and Cities
106
Parables about Vineyards Orchards and Fields
115
Parables Dealing with Sheep and Money
124
The Parable of a Rich Man Who Decided to Enjoy Himself
148
Parables about Dinners and Banquets
156
Bibliography
283
Index
287
About the Author
293
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Frank Stern is an ordained rabbi and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion in American Life at California State University-Fullerton. He also lectures widely on Judaism, Comparative Religion, and Jewish-Christian Relations.

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