The Matthean Parables

The four parables conclude their sections and do so in different ways. The Two Houses gathers up the imagery and concerns of ... Does this mean that the use of summary parables or concluding parables is a Matthean redactional feature?

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.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables Volume III

Fish Out of Their Element (on the Parable of the Net) Kenneth P. Minkema, Adriaan C. Neele ... Compared to other significant series on Matthean parables, such as that on the wise and foolish virgins and on the sower,1 which were ...

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables  Volume III

This third volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series of sermons by Edwards on Jesus' Parable of the Net, as found in Matthew 13. Edwards preached these sermons in 1746, after the major phase of the Great Awakening had passed in New England and during the very months he was completing and publishing A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, his masterful statement on the true and false signs of true grace. Therefore, this series is significant for its place in Edwards' rich and evolving view of the nature of religious experience. To assist the reader, preceding the series are two introductions that describe Edwards' preaching style and method, and provide an historical context. Prepared from the original manuscripts by the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, this series represents a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus that will be of interest to scholars, religious leaders, and general readers.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables Volume I

SErMOnS by JOnaThan EdWardS On ThE MaTThEan ParabLES, VOLuME i True and False Christians (On the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins) Copyright © 2012 Jonathan Edwards Center. all rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in ...

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables  Volume I

This first volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series by Edwards on Jesus' Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, as found in Matthew 25. Edwards preached these sermons in 1737-38, in the lull between the Connecticut Valley Revival of 1734-35 and the Great Awakening, which started in Massachusetts in late 1740. Not only does this series have significance for its place in the Protestant evangelical awakening of the eighteenth century, but it is also an important index of Edwards' developing thought on the nature of sainthood and related topics of theoretical and practical Christianity, particularly in the context of widespread spiritual renewal. To assist the reader, preceding the series are two introductions that describe Edwards' preaching style and method and provide an historical context for the series itself. Prepared from the original manuscripts by the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, this series represents a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus that will be of interest to scholars, religious leaders, and general readers.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables Volume II

SErMOnS by JOnatHan EDwarDS On tHE MattHEan ParabLES, vOLuME ii Divine Husbandmen (On the Parable of the Sower and the Seed) Copyright © 2012 Jonathan Edwards Center. all rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in critical ...

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables  Volume II

This second volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series of six sermons by Edwards on Jesus' parable of the Sower and the Seed, as found in Matthew 13:3-7. Edwards preached these sermons in 1740 immediately following the visit of George Whitefield to Edwards' church in Northampton, Massachusetts, in October of that year. Not only does this series have a historical significance for its place in the Great Awakening, but it contains important pronouncements on the preacher's craft and the hearer's responsibilities. These sermons have been placed in the context of Edwards' preaching style and method, and framed by historical considerations. Prepared from the original manuscripts by the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, this series represents a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus that will be of interest to scholars, religious leaders, and general readers.

Matthean Sets of Parables

by U. Luz's initial exploration , our study offers further treatment of Matthew's parable compositions . bl Other monographic studies on Matthew's parables of importance to us include those of Ivor Jones , Jan Lambrecht and Christian ...

Matthean Sets of Parables

Matthean Parables have often been read through the lens of their Synoptic parallels, which has, for instance, led to the claim that Matthew does not have a parable theory of its own. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi offers a careful and detailed analysis of the three parabolic compositions in the Gospel of Matthew. He presents a new approach to Matthew's parables and calls for a reading of the gospel that frees it from the dependency of its sources. Through meticulous study the author shows the interconnectedness of Matthew's parable compositions through their common theology and context. He offers some intriguing evidence of how certain theological thoughts of the Gospel influenced the composition of Matthean sets of parables and how, for instance, these theological thoughts explain the crucial change the author made to Mk 4:8 or the famous textual problem of the Parable of Two Sons. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi demonstrates how Matthew's parable compositions have been constructed as a narrative and rhetorical piece to respond to one important question of the gospel, namely who accepts or rejects the Gospel's protagonist and what are the ramifications of that.

Matthew s Trilogy of Parables

The Nation, the Nations and the Reader in Matthew 21:28-22:14 Wesley G. Olmstead. finding here allusion to the events of the Jewish war, then this parable presents the destruction of Jerusalem as the visible expression of the divine ...

Matthew s Trilogy of Parables

Wesley Olmstead examines the parables of the Two Sons, the Tenants and the Wedding Feast against the backdrop of the wider Matthean narrative. He explores Matthew's characterization of the Jewish leaders, the people and the nations, and assesses the respective roles of Israel and the nations in the plot of Matthew's Gospel. Against the current of contemporary Matthean scholarship, Olmstead argues both that the judgement this trilogy announces falls upon Israel (and not only her leaders) and that these parables point to the future inclusion of the nations in the nation that God had promised to raise up from Abraham. Bringing both literary-critical and redaction-critical tools to bear on the texts at hand, Olmstead not only elucidates the intended meanings of this parabolic trilogy but also attempts to determine the responses they elicited from their first readers. Transcending Matthean scholarship, this book has implications for all Gospel studies.

Matthew s Parables

To preview the essays of this book , after this introduction Heil will discuss the parable of the wise and foolish builders in 7 : 24–27 ( chapter 2 ) . Two chapters will follow concerned with the parables of Matthew 13.

Matthew s Parables

This book presents a comprehensive treatment of all of the parables in the Gospel of Matthew. It discusses the significance of each parable as it is heard within the progression of the narrative. Rather than focusing on the intent of Jesus the parable teller, or of Matthew their redactor, it is concerned with what happens as the authorial audience interacts with the parables.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables Volume III

The various introductions will ensure the reader is in and not out of his or her element. This is a fascinating addition to the published works.

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables  Volume III

This third volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series of sermons by Edwards on Jesus' Parable of the Net, as found in Matthew 13. Edwards preached these sermons in 1746, after the major phase of the Great Awakening had passed in New England and during the very months he was completing and publishing A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, his masterful statement on the true and false signs of true grace. Therefore, this series is significant for its place in Edwards' rich and evolving view of the nature of religious experience. To assist the reader, preceding the series are two introductions that describe Edwards' preaching style and method, and provide an historical context. Prepared from the original manuscripts by the staff of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, this series represents a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus that will be of interest to scholars, religious leaders, and general readers.

Out of the Treasure

Out of the Treasure" is a major new study of the parables of Jesus, as these are presented in the Gospel according to Matthew.

Out of the Treasure

Out of the Treasure" is a major new study of the parables of Jesus, as these are presented in the Gospel according to Matthew. It grapples with what these fascinating, yet familiar, tales meant for Jesus' own audience, for Matthew's readership and for the men and women of our own times. Jan Lambrecht, S.J., is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and former dean (1985-1990) of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven. Since 1984 he has been a memeber of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. His last book-length publication on the parables was "Once More Astonished : The Parables of Jesus" (New York : Crossroad, 1981).

The Social and Ethnic Dimensions of Matthean Salvation History

O. the guilt of the Jews.13 But the verse itself , the preface to a quotation from Isa 6 : 9-10 , does not indicate that Jesus speaks in parables . to punish Israel . Indeed , the Matthean conjunction could be indicative either of a ...

The Social and Ethnic Dimensions of Matthean Salvation History

This study seeks to redress the methodologically questionable, and often implicitly anti-Jewish, technique of negatively valuing the exclusivity logion, and then assigning it to narrow Jewish-Christian sources incompatible with Matthew's own outlook.

Matthew s Trilogy of Parables

Wesley Olmstead examines the parables of the Two Sons, the Tenants and the Wedding Feast against the background of the wider Matthean narrative.

Matthew s Trilogy of Parables

Wesley Olmstead examines the parables of the Two Sons, the Tenants and the Wedding Feast against the background of the wider Matthean narrative. He explores Matthew's characterization of the Jewish leaders, assessing the respective roles of Israel and the nations in the plot of Matthew's Gospel. Against the current of contemporary Matthean scholarship, Olmstead argues that these parables indicate the future inclusion of other nations in the "nation" that God had promised to raise up from Abraham.

Matthew and the Margins

Matthew and the Margins

A provocative new commentary that emphasizes the roles of marginality and empire in the Gospel of Matthew. Verse by verse, the author presents this Gospel as a counter-narrative shaping the followers of Jesus as an alternative community, resisting the authorities of both synagogue and state. Shows how the Gospel anticipates the time when Jesus' return will establish God's reign over all--including the imperial powers of Rome.

The Parables of the Synoptic Gospels

Originally published in 1937, this book provides a critical study of the Synoptic Gospels.

The Parables of the Synoptic Gospels

Originally published in 1937, this book provides a critical study of the Synoptic Gospels. The text is divided into two main sections: part one gives an introduction to the gospels with information on their historical background and formal structure; part two presents a commentary on the various parables found within the gospels. An indices section and detailed notes are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in biblical criticism and the history of Christianity.

The Art and Truth of the Parables

Cadoux's suggestion means that the background of the parable was that the disciples ( to whom , according to Matthew , it was privately spoken ) supposed that they should go " into the way of the Gentiles " , whereas Jesus ' intention ...

The Art and Truth of the Parables


The Controversy Stories in the Gospel of Matthew

English summary: This book presents the first comprehensive study of the Matthean controversy stories.

The Controversy Stories in the Gospel of Matthew

English summary: This book presents the first comprehensive study of the Matthean controversy stories. The study draws the conclusion that they are motivated by the continuing mission to Israel and by the attempt to delegitimize Pharisaic leadership within formative Judaism. German description: Mit diesem Buch wird die erste ausfuhrliche Studie zu den Streitgesprachen des Matthaus-Evangeliums vorgelegt. Diese Streitgesprache zwischen Jesus und den Pharisaern werden zum Testfall fur die neuerdings vertretene Hypothese, dass es sich bei der Gemeinde, fur die das Evangelium verfasst wurde, um eine Sekte innerhalb des Judentums handle. Durch redaktionsgeschichtliche Analysen wird herausgearbeitet, dass die Streitgesprache als innerjudische Auseinandersetzungen verstandlich sind. Ein zweiter Teil weist mittels formkritischer Untersuchungen nach, dass die Streitgesprache sowohl mit den Chreia als auch mit den Agones der hellenistisch-antiken Literatur verwandt sind.Als These und Fazit ergibt sich, dass die Streitgesprache des Matthaus-Evangeliums durch die fortgesetzte Mission der Gemeinde in Israel motiviert sind. Dem religiosen Fuhrungsanspruch, den pharisaische Kreise nach der Zerstorung Jerusalems (70 n. Chr.) erhoben, sprechen sie zugleich die Legitimation ab.

The Mysterious Parable

The Mysterious Parable

This monograph studies the parable as a literary construct. It addresses the question why the ancients understood parables as mysterious speech. The study disputes the binary opposition of (clear) parables and (obscure) allegories. Defining allegory as an extended metaphor in narratory form, it argues that many parables are allegories. The parable is defined as narrative in form; tropical in mode of meaning; religious or ethical in genre; and rhetorical in purpose, intended to persuade. Requiring (sometimes challenging) interpretation, the parable can rightly be considered "mysterious." The monograph then discusses the parable in the context of Mark's theme of mystery.

Stories with Intent

Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus' message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship.

Stories with Intent

Stories with Intent offers pastors and students an accessible and comprehensive guide to Jesus' parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus' message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship. While holding a consciously evangelical approach, Snodgrass deals throughout with a broad spectrum of opinions and interpretations. He begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation. Offering both a new, more functional classification system for Jesus' parables and guidelines for interpreting them, he provides an overview of other parables -- often neglected in the discussion -- from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The remaining chapters group the longer and more important parables of Jesus thematically and give a comprehensive treatment of each, including background and significance for today.

The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man

All this leaves us with uniquely Matthean parables that begin to look more and more like Matthean creations . When we compare the Matthean parable collection ( Matt . 13 ) with the Markan original ( Mark 4 ) , it becomes apparent that ...

The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man

"This book should be mandatory reading for all scholars concerned with Christian origins ... nothing of comparable importance has been written for at least a decade." - Freethinker For more than a century scholars have been examining the Gospels and other traditions about the life of Jesus to determine their historical accuracy. Although the results of these scholarly efforts are sometimes controversial, the consensus among researchers today is that the four Evangelists’ accounts cannot be taken at face value. In fact, a team of more than 100 scholars called the Jesus Seminar has come to the conclusion that on average only about 18 percent of the four Gospels is historically accurate. An active member of the Jesus Seminar, Dr. Robert M. Price presents the fruits of this important historical research in this fascinating discussion of early Christianity. As the title suggests, Price is none too optimistic about the reliability of the Gospel tradition as a source of accurate historical information about the life of Jesus. Indeed, he feels that his colleagues in the Jesus Seminar are much too optimistic in their estimate of authentic material in the Gospels. After an introduction to the historical-critical method for nonspecialists and a critique of the methods used by the Jesus Seminar, Price systematically discusses the narrative and teaching materials in the Gospel, clearly presenting what is known and not known about all of the major episodes of Jesus’ life. He also examines the parables for authenticity as well as Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God, repentance, prayer, possessions and poverty, the Atonement, and many other features of the Gospels. Written for the general reading public in a lively and accessible style, Dr. Price’s highly informative discussion will be of interest to anyone who has wondered about the origins of Christianity.

The Parables of Jesus Christ Explained

The object of this book is that devout readers of the Holy Word may have an enlightened and spiritual discernment of the divine things contained in the parables of our Saviour God, in order that their minds may be more opened to receive and ...

The Parables of Jesus Christ Explained

The parables of Jesus Christ in the New Testament are explained, and for each, a spiritual sense is given. It is said in Matthew and Mark that Jesus Christ spoke nothing without a parable, from which we are plainly taught how important it is to understand the language of the parables in the Bible. The object of this book is that devout readers of the Holy Word may have an enlightened and spiritual discernment of the divine things contained in the parables of our Saviour God, in order that their minds may be more opened to receive and to love the things of heaven and eternal life. Indeed, when viewed in a connected series, the gospel parables express and describe the whole process of regeneration, commencing with the first reception of Heavenly Truth from the Word, and advancing through all gradations of its growth to the full maturity of heavenly love and life.

The Expository Times

First comes a discussion of what constitutes a parable , and the suggestion is made that the essence of the parable ... The most obvious parables of such cases comes at the end of the Sermon on the Mount in both Matthew and Luke .

The Expository Times