ISBN-10:
0802842410
ISBN-13:
2900802842410
Pub. Date:
01/15/2008
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus / Edition 1

Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus / Edition 1

by Klyne R. Snodgrass

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ISBN-13: 2900802842410
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.97(d)

About the Author


Klyne R. Snodgrass is professor emeritus of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. His previous books include The Parable of the Wicked Tenants, Between Two Truths: Living with Biblical Tensions, and the NIV Application Commentary volume on Ephesians.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Preface To The First Edition xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction to the Parables of Jesus 1

Necessary History 4

What Is a Parable? 7

How Should Parables Be Classified? 9

What about Allegory? 15

Characteristics of Jesus' Parables 17

Distribution of the Parables 22

How Should Parables Be Interpreted? 24

NT Criticism - Assumptions and Hesitations, Method and Procedure 31

Parables in the Ancient World 37

The Old Testament 38

Early Jewish Writings 42

Greco-Roman Writings 46

The Early Church 51

Later Jewish Writings 53

Grace and Responsibility 61

The Unforgiving Servant (Matt 18:23-35) 61

The Two Debtors (Luke 7:41-43) 77

Parables of Lostness 93

The Arrangement of Luke 15 93

The Lost Sheep (Matt 18:12-14/Luke 15:4-7) 95

The Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10) 111

The Compassionate Father and His Two Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32) 117

The Parable of the Sower and the Purpose of Parables (Matt 13:3-23; Mark 4:3-20; Luke 8:5-15) 145

Parables of the Present Kingdom in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 13 179

The Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29) 179

The Wheat and the Weeds (Matt 13:24-30, 36-43) 191

The Mustard Seed (Matt 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19) 216

The Leaven (Matt 13:33; Luke 13:20-21) 228

The Treasure (Matt 13:44) 236

The Pearl (Matt 13:45-46) 248

Parables Specifically about Israel 255

The Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9) 255

The Two Sons (Matt 21:28-32) 266

The Wicked Tenants (Matt 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19; Gos. Thorn. 65-66) 276

The Wedding Banquet and the Feast (Matt 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24; Gos. Thorn. 64) 299

Parables about Discipleship 327

The Two Builders (Matt 7:24-27/Luke 6:47-49) 327

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) 338

The Workers in the Vineyard (Matt 20:1-16) 362

The Tower Builder and the Warring King (Luke 14:28-32) 379

Parables about Money 389

The Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21) 389

The Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13) 401

The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) 419

Parables concerning God and Prayer 437

The Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:5-8) 437

The Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) 449

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14) 462

Parables of Future Eschatology 477

The Net (Matt 13:47-50) 482

The Eschatological Discourse 492

The Ten Virgins (Matt 25:1-13) 505

The Talents and the Minas (Matt 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27) 519

The Sheep and the Goats (Matt 25:31-46) 543

Recent Contributions to Parable Interpretation 565

Epilogue 601

Appendices 603

Occurrences of παραβολη (parabole) in the NT 603

Occurrences of the Verb &cgpN;&cgpR;&cgpS; (mašal) in the OT 606

Occurrences of the Noun &cgpN;&cgpR;&cgpS; (mašal) in the OT 607

Occurrences of παραβολη (parabole) in the LXX 609

Occurrences of παραβολη (parabole) in the Apostolic Fathers 611

Classification of Parables 612

Notes 615

Bibliography 812

Primary Sources 812

Secondary Sources 813

Index Of Authors 858

Index Of Ancient Sources 866

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