eBook Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus, 2nd Edition

  • Klyne R. Snodgrass
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449636
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449632
  • DDC: 226.8
  • 912 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award for Biblical Studies, this title offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus' parables. It explores in vivid detail the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus' overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy. It begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation and providing an overview of other parables—often neglected in the discussion—from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The book then groups the more important parables of Jesus thematically and offers a comprehensive treatment of each, exploring both background and significance for today. This tenth anniversary edition includes a substantial new chapter that surveys developments in the interpretation of parables since the book's original 2008 publication.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Introduction to the Parables of Jesus.
1: Parables in the Ancient World.
2: Grace and Responsibility.
3: Parables of Lostness.
4: The Parable of the Sower and the Purpose of Parables (Matt 13:3–23; Mark 4:3–20; Luke 8:5–15).
5: Parables of the Present Kingdom in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 13.
6: Parables Specifically about Israel.
7: Parables about Discipleship.
8: Parables about Money.
9: Parables Concerning God and Prayer.
10: Parables of Future Eschatology.
11: Recent Contributions to Parable Interpretation.
Index of Authors.
Index of Ancient Sources.