Parable of the Talents

I could quote the parable that he was reading now, the parable of the talents. I could quote several Biblical parables from memory. Maybe that's why I can hear and understand so much now. There is preaching between the bits of the ...

Parable of the Talents

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity

Aesop's Miser and the Parable of the Talents David Flusser I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERARY ASPECTS In a previous study , ' I have demonstrated that the parables of Jesus belong to the older type of rabbinic parables , namely the non ...

Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity

A scholarly study of the parables and stories in biblical tradition to help discover the common heritage of Christians and Jews.

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

It's called the Parable of the Eight Talents . The Parable of the Eight Talents A wealthy man left on a journey and gave his servants money to invest — five talents of silver to one , two talents to another , and one talent to the third ...

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context

Parable of the Talents

This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' GLORIA STEINEM 'Butler's prose, always pared back to the bone, delineates the painful paradoxes of metamorphosis with compelling precision' ...

Parable of the Talents

The stunning sequel to Parable of the Sower, the NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling novel. 'In the ongoing contest over which dystopian classic is most applicable to our time... for sheer peculiar prescience, Butler's novel may be unmatched' NEW YORKER 'Octavia Butler was playing out our very real possibilities as humans. I think she can help each of us to do the same' GLORIA STEINEM --- In order for me to understand who I am, I must begin to understand who she was. Asha was born into a broken world. There are many things she needs to know: how her country could embrace a violent, far-right President promising to make America great again, why they turned a blind eye to the suffering - and the truth about her mother. In her journals, Lauren Olamina tells of a great love divided between her young daughter, her community and the revelation that led her to found a new faith that teaches 'God Is Change'. But under a tyrannical religious regime who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat, Lauren knows she must soon either sacrifice her daughter and her followers - or forsake the beliefs that could transform human destiny. PRAISE FOR OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Unnervingly prescient and wise' YAA GYASI 'If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true. This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' GLORIA STEINEM 'Butler's prose, always pared back to the bone, delineates the painful paradoxes of metamorphosis with compelling precision' GUARDIAN 'Octavia Butler was a visionary' VIOLA DAVIS 'One of the most significant literary artists of the twentieth century. One cannot exaggerate the impact she has had' JUNOT DIAZ 'An icon of the Afrofuturism world, envisioning literary realms that placed black characters front and center' VANITY FAIR 'Butler writes with such a familiarity that the alien is welcome and intriguing. She really artfully exposes our human impulse to self-destruct' LUPITA NYONG'O

The Great Commentary of Cornelius Lapide

PARABLE OF THE TALENTS . 121 parable is similar to that which Luke records ( xix . 11 ) , but with some differences . For they were spoken by Christ at different times , and with different objects . The parable in Luke was spoken before ...

The Great Commentary of Cornelius    Lapide


Leading Lives That Matter

MATTHEW 25 : 14-30 The Parable of the Talents In this parable of Jesus , the word translated as " talent " obviously refers to a unit of money , not to an aptitude or a special ability . Nevertheless , within the Christian tradition of ...

Leading Lives That Matter

Compiles a wide range of texts-from fiction, social science, philosophy, and ancient poetry-related to questions that arise for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives

Tatian s Diatessaron

5.3 Matthew's Parable of the Talents and Luke's Parable of the Minas According to Luke ( 19 : 11-27 ) , before Jesus arrives in Jerusalem for the passion , he tells a parable about a master who distributes ten minas among ten slaves .

Tatian s Diatessaron

In the late-second century, Tatian the Assyrian constructed a new Gospel by intricately harmonizing Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Tatian's work became known as the Diatessaron, since it was derived 'out of the four' eventually canonical Gospels. Though it circulated widely for centuries, the Diatessaron disappeared in antiquity. Nevertheless, numerous ancient and medieval harmonies survive in various languages. Some texts are altogether independent of the Diatessaron, while others are definitely related. Yet even Tatian's known descendants differ in large and small ways, so attempts at reconstruction have proven confounding. In this book James W. Barker forges a new path in Diatessaron studies. Covering the widest array of manuscript evidence to date, Tatian's Diatessaron reconstructs the compositional and editorial practices by which Tatian wrote his Gospel. By sorting every extant witnesses according to its narrative sequence, the macrostructure of Tatian's Gospel becomes clear. Despite many shared agreements, there remain significant divergences between eastern and western witnesses. This book argues that the eastern ones preserve Tatian's order, whereas the western texts descend from a fourth-century recension of the Diatessaron. Victor of Capua and his scribe used the recension to produce the Latin Codex Fuldensis in the sixth century. More controversially, Barker offers new evidence that late medieval texts such as the Middle Dutch Stuttgart harmony independently preserve traces of the western recension. This study uncovers the composition and reception history behind one of early Christianity's most elusive texts.

Metaphor and Parable

The Parable of the Talents represents a destructive , negative response to the Narrative of the Kingdom of God . The parable reflects the situation in which an agent in a subordinate position abuses his authority .

Metaphor and Parable

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The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

BOOK V the lessons of the Parable of the Talents , and , with the view of presenting the subject as a whole , St. Luke may have borrowed details from that Parable , and supplemented its teaching by presenting another aspect of it .

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah


Metanoia Repentance A Major Theme of the Gospel of Matthew

The parable of the talents commands faithfulness in preparing for the delayed coming of the Lord.70 Davies and Allison also note that this parable emphasizes daily repentance for the unpredictable day of parousia.71 Following 24:42–51 ...

Metanoia  Repentance   A Major Theme of the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew describes the beginning of Jesus’s ministry with the summary words, “μετανοεῖτε (repent/turn), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (3:2; 4:17). Why does Matthew use this command, μετανοεῖτε, at the beginning of his ministry, and how does it relate to the rest of the Gospel? What do μετανοέω and μετάνοια mean? Scholars have stated that μετανοέω in 4:17 has critical value for understanding Matthew because the verse functions as a summary statement (or key phrase) of Jesus’s public ministry and teaching. This book argues the thematic significance of μετάνοια (turning/repentance) in the Gospel of Matthew. The lexical idea of μετανοέω and μετάνοια involves a turning of mind (or heart, will, thinking) and behavior, and so in turn of one’s whole being and life. This opening commandment of turning (μετανοέω), especially the concept, the essence, and the contents is fully revealed throughout the body of Matthew in various ways. Discipleship, the language of righteousness, doing the will of God, changing one’s heart and mind, the Great Commission, and Matthean soteriological theme convey the essence of μετάνοια and the contents of the fruit worthy of μετάνοια(3:2, 8; 4:17). The five major teaching blocks (5–7; 10; 13; 18; 23–25) teach the theme and the content of μετάνοια.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books

25.14–30: The parable of the talents (Lk 19.12–27). Also referred to as the parable of the hard master, this is the third in a series of parables dealing with attitudes and behavior in the face of the coming of the Son of Man.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books

Presents the complete text of the New Revised Standard Version Bible, with the Aprocryphal/Deuterocanonical books; and features annotations in a single column across the page bottom, in-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text, and other reference tools.

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament

The parable of the talents ( Matt . 25 : 14—30 ) is similar to the parable of the pounds , but their lessons must not be confused . In this parable , each of the ten servants received the same amount but different rewards , while in the ...

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary  New Testament

Let one of the most beloved and respected Bible teachers of our time guide you verse-by-verse through the Scriptures with The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament, the trusted reference you'll love to read.

An Exposition of the Parables and of Other Parts of the Gospels

This distinction is compensated by another ; viz . that the gains in the parable of the minæ were much greater in proportion to the sum received in trust , than in the parable of the talents ; for ten minæ are much more in proportion to ...

An Exposition of the Parables and of Other Parts of the Gospels


Parables of Time and Eternity

—Luke 19:11–27 For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Parables of Time and Eternity

Most people agree that Jesus' parables are about the kingdom of God. But what is that? They seem to have a lot about hell and judgment, but how is that consistent with the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Jesus' search for "lost sheep"? They speak of the "Son of Man," but who or what is that? Some have thought they predict the end of the world, but could that be a failure to understand biblical language? In a new survey of Jesus' parables, Keith Ward proposes that they imply a theology of the universal and unlimited love of God, a moral demand to care for the well-being of all living things, a compassion for the poor and rejected of the earth, an open door of repentance that even death cannot close, the offer of new life in the Spirit, and an ultimate goal of universal creative sharing in the life of the cosmic Christ.

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST

This section of Scripture, including the Parable of the Talents, constitutes final warnings, prophecies, and encouragements to His people Israel prior to His departure. He, who is their Lord, is leaving for an undisclosed period of time ...

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST


The Parables of Jesus Explained

A Detailed Discussion and Analysis of 52 of Jesus' Parables Stephen Tvedten ... This section of Scripture, including the Parable of the Talents, constitutes Jesus' final warnings, prophecies, and encouragements to His chosen people ...

The Parables of Jesus Explained

A thoroughly researched and deeply insightful exploration of Jesus’ teachings from the Gospels. Over a third of the Gospels by Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain Jesus’ parables. In the Book of Matthew, we learn that this style of teaching fulfilled G-d’s prophecy: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world." But how do we best interpret these vital lessons? The Parables of Jesus Explained offers a close reading of fifty two parables from the Bible. Author Stephen Tvedten explains that a parable is a word-picture which uses an earthly image or story to illustrate a spiritual truth or lesson. It creates a mini-drama that helps define the unknown and unseen by using both the visible and the known. This volume includes close readings of some of the best-known parables, such as The Parable of the Good Samaritan and The Parable of the Prodigal Son, as well as lesser-known stories, such as The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

Your God is Too Somber

The parable [of the talents] appears at first sight to be straightforward and simple, but it is one of the most difficult parables of Jesus to interpret. —George O. Folarin, “The Parable of the Talents in the African Context” This ...

Your God is Too Somber

Your God is too somber if your posture before him lacks a spirit of joy and a commitment to rejoice as much as possible. While life has its sadness and tragedy, the good news of Jesus Christ is that God’s kingdom has won; and the suffering we face for a time is shorter compared with the endless delight that God promises. So, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!” (Phil 4:4). Your God is too somber if you embrace a theology of tears, rather than a theology of laughter. Of course, salvation and Christ’s sacrifice are serious business, and we should engage in moments of penitential reflection, confession, and atonement. But all of this so we can shake off the shackles of our shortcomings and celebrate God fully and joyfully. Your God is too somber if you fail to see the humor in the Bible: the calls to joy, paradox, irony, burlesque, play, and wordplay. God laughs, sometimes with us, sometimes at us, and Jesus’s humor is evident in parables and sayings, with the goal of teaching us the truth. Is your God too somber? This book aims to help you answer that question.

Parable of the Talents

Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional ...

Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents celebrates the classic Butlerian themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom, separation and community, to astonishing effect, in the shockingly familiar, broken world of 2032. Long awaited, Parable of the Talents is the continuation of the travails of Lauren Olamina, the heroine of 1994's Nebula-Prize finalist, bestselling Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Talents is told in the voice of Lauren Olamina's daughter—from whom she has been separated for most of the girl's life—with sections in the form of Lauren's journal. Against a background of a war-torn continent, and with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency, this is a book about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder, and where the basic physical and emotional needs of people seem almost impossible to meet.

The Matthean Parables

... I.T. Joãon, P. Kamlah, E. Kuhn, K.G. Lüthi, W. Lys, D. McCulloch, W. McGaughy, L. Puig i Târrech, A. Resenhöfft, W. Simpson, J.G. Stock, E. Weinert, F.D. Winterbotham, R. Zerwick, M. “Aesop's Miser and the Parable of the Talents.

The Matthean Parables

A study of the figurative material in Matthew's gospel throws fresh light on the role of the Matthean parables and on the circumstances which led to the creation of Matthew's gospel.