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The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Baker Academic
Publication date March 1, 2008
Pages 332
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801048203
ISBN-10 0801048206
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Original list price $28.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Fully one-third of Jesus' words in the Synoptic Gospels occur in parables. It could be said that knowing the parables is essential for understanding the person of Christ. In this work, Brad Young displays his unique perspective as a scholar steeped in both Jewish and Christian studies. While parables have timeless messages, reinterpretations in new contexts throughout the centuries have distorted the original meanings and undermined the essence of what Jesus intended for his initial listeners. Young examines the parables that best illustrate the parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables. He challenges readers to remember that first-century Judaism was not merely the backdrop for Jesus' teachings but the very stage from which Jesus delivered the message of the kingdom. Jesus' ethics and theology can be properly understood only in the light of first-century Jewish teachings. Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in both traditions and examines five theological subjects that are dealt with in parables: prayer, grace, reconciliation, calling, and sovereignty.

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from Hendrickson Pub (October 1, 1998)
9781565632448 | details & prices | 332 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Fully one-third of Jesus words in the Synoptic Gospels occur in parables.
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Reprint edition from Baker Academic (March 1, 2008)
9780801048203 | details & prices | 332 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Fully one-third of Jesus' words in the Synoptic Gospels occur in parables.
from Baker Academic (September 1, 1995)
9780801048197 | details & prices | 348 pages | List price $24.99
About: Fully one-third of Jesus' words in the Synoptic Gospels occur in parables.

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