The parables: understanding the stories Jesus told

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2002 - Religion - 272 pages
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The parables are rich with guidance, but sometimes they're hard to decipher. In this book, all of Jesus' parables and most of his parabolic sayings from the Synoptic Gospels are explained and interpreted from an evangelical perspective. Careful attention is given to the historical and cultural setting of each story, offering practical insight into Jesus' words. The entire text of each parable is included, followed by the author's commentary. The parables' applications for the Christian life make this book a valuable sermon or lesson preparation tool. Originally published in 1980 as The Parables of Jesus, this revised book contains recent study on the parables and is now more accessible to lay readers, students, teachers, and pastors. Technical details appear in endnotes for those who want to do further study.

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User Review  - David_Norman - LibraryThing

Jesus’ method of teaching has proven difficult for many students of the New Testament. His use of parables – or stories “told in order to convey a spiritual truth by means of a single point of ... Read full review

User Review  - Dann Golden-Collum - Christianbook.com

This is an excellent treatment on the parables of Jesus. Kistemaker's descriptions and explainations open the imagination to give the reader "ears to hear," with cultural and historical reference to ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
8
Salt
21
Seed Growing Secretly
41
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Simon J. Kistemaker (Ph.D., Free University, Amsterdam) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of numerous commentaries in Baker's New Testament Commentary Series, including the recently released volume on Revelation.

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