Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jan 11, 2008 - Religion - 846 pages
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Stories with Intent offers pastors and students an accessible and comprehensive guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus' message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship. While holding a consciously evangelical approach, Snodgrass deals throughout with a broad spectrum of opinions and interpretations.

He begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation. Offering both a new, more functional classification system for Jesus' parables and guidelines for interpreting them, he provides an overview of other parables -- often neglected in the discussion -- from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The remaining chapters group the longer and more important parables of Jesus thematically and give a comprehensive treatment of each, including background and significance for today.
 

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User Review  - Larry Keith Whitney - Christianbook.com

I really like this particular book about the parables. I have several in my library. This one is a keeper! The applications are practical yet true to the text and historical-critical analysis. Read full review

User Review  - Craig Evans - Christianbook.com

Klyne Snodgrass is an excellent writer and interpreter of Scripture. His new book, Stories with Intent, is an outstanding study of the parables of Jesus. I recommend it enthusiastically. Read full review

Contents

NT Criticism Assumptions and Hesitations Method and Procedure
31
Parables in the Ancient World
37
The Old Testament
38
Early Jewish Writings
42
GrecoRoman Writings
46
The Early Church
51
Later Jewish Writings
53
Grace and Responsibility
61
Luke 74143
77
Parables of Lostness
93
1214Luke 1547
95
810
111
Luke 151132
117
323 Mark 4320 Luke 8515
145
Parables of the Present Kingdom in Matthew 13 Mark 4 and Luke 13
179
2430 3643
191
3132 Luke 131819
216
33 Luke 132021
228
44
236
4546
248
Parables Specifically about Israel
255
2832
266
3346 Mark 12112 Luke 20919 Gos Thom 6566
276
Parables concerning God and Prayer
437
18
449
914
462
Parables of Future Eschatology
477
4750
482
The Eschatological Discourse
492
113
505
1430 Luke 191127
519
3146
543
EPILOGUE
565
APPENDICES
567
Occurrences of the Verb קֹשרֺ in the OT
570
Occurrences of the Noun קֹשרֺ in the OT
571
Occurrences of 𝜋𝛼𝜌𝛼𝛽𝜊𝜆𝜂 parabolē in the LXX
573
Occurrences of 𝜋𝛼𝜌𝛼𝛽𝜊𝜆𝜂 parabolē in the Apostolic Fathers
575
Classification of Parables
576
NOTES
579
BIBLIOGRAPHY
771
Secondary Sources
772
INDEX OF AUTHORS
816
INDEX OF ANCIENT WORKS
820
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