Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus

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Fortress Press, 1989 M01 1 - 465 pages
Hear Then the Parable is an innovative literary-social reading of all the parables of Jesus.

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Contents

Approach and Strategy
63
Part Two Family Village City and Beyond
79
How to Mismanage a Miracle
127
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
141
What If No One Came?
161
You Cant Keep a Good Woman Down
175
Whos That Masked Man?
189
Part Three Masters and Servants
205
A HardHearted Man
217
Reading of the Will
237
Part Four Home and Farm
301
A Garden of Delights
331
Epilogue
419
Index
453
267
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Page 169 - And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
Page 332 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Page 144 - These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.
Page 140 - If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled", without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit?
Page 214 - Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down at table'?
Page 112 - And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one ; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
Page 243 - For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation.
Page 99 - A certain man had two sons : And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the. portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Page 72 - Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
Page 72 - Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you; but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

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