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The Parables of Jesus : A Commentary
Arland J. Hultgren
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This inaugural volume in the Bible in Its World series offers a comprehensive commentary on the parables of Jesus. Arland Hultgren’s outstanding work features fresh translations of the parables in the Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of Thomas, followed by interpretive notes and commentary on the theological meaning and significance of each parable for readers today.
After an introductory chapter on the nature of parables and their interpretation, Hultgren studies the thirty-eight parables of Jesus thematically, exploring in turn “parables of the revelation of God,” “parables of exemplary behavior,” “parables of wisdom,” “parables of life before God,” “parables of final judgment,” “allegorical parables,” and “parables of the kingdom.” He also discusses how the three evangelists used the parables within the literary framework and theological interests of their Gospels. The book ends with a close look at the parables of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas.
Distinctive in the field for its scope of coverage and its goal of addressing the widest possible audience, this volume will be a valuable study resource for classrooms, churches, and general readers.
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Table of Contents
A. Identifying and Classifying the Parables of Jesus
B. Distinctive Elements in the Parables of Jesus
C. The Universal and the Particular in the Parables of Jesus
D. Interpreting the Parables of Jesus
A. Parables of God’s Extraordinary Forgiveness and Grace
2.1. The Unforgiving Slave, Matthew 18:23-35
2.2. The Workers in the Vineyard, Matthew 20:1-16
B. Parables of God’s Extraordinary Love for the Lost
2.3. The Lost Sheep, Matthew 18:12-14//Luke 15:4-7; Thomas 107; Gospel of Truth 31-32
2.4. The Lost Coin, Luke 15:8-10
2.5. The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-32
3.6. The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37
3.7. The Rich Fool, Luke 12:16-21; Thomas 63
3.8. The Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-31
3.9. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Luke 18:10-14
4.10. The Wise and Foolish Builders, Matthew 7:24-27//Luke 6:47-49
4.11. Building a Tower, Luke 14:28-30
4.12. The King Going to War, Luke 14:31-33
4.13. The Unjust Manager, Luke 16:1-8
4.14. The Faithful and Wise Slave, Matthew 24:45-51//Luke 12:42-46
4.15. The Ten Maidens, Matthew 25:1-13
5.16. The Sower and Its Interpretation, Mark 4:3-8, 13-20//Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23// Luke 8:5-8, 11-15; Thomas 9
5.17. Children in the Marketplace, Matthew 11:16-19//Luke 7:31-35
5.18. The Two Debtors, Luke 7:41-43
5.19. The Two Sons, Matthew 21:28-32
5.20. The Friend at Midnight, Luke 11:5-8
5.21. The Father’s Good Gifts, Matthew 7:9-11//Luke 11:11-13
5.22. The Barren Fig Tree, Luke 13:6-9
5.23. The Slave at Duty, Luke 17:7-10
5.24. The Unjust Judge, Luke 18:2-8
5.25. The Waiting Slaves, Mark 13:34-37//Luke 12:35-38
5.26. The Talents, Matthew 25:14-30
5.27. The Pounds, Luke 19:12-27
6.28. The Weeds in the Wheat and Its Interpretation, Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43; Thomas 57
6.29. The Dragnet and Its Interpretation, Matthew 13:47-50
6.30. The Final Judgment, Matthew 25:31-46
7.31. The Great Banquet, Luke 14:16-24; Thomas 64
7.32. The Wedding Feast, Matthew 22:1-14
7.33. The Wicked Tenants, Mark 12:1-12//Matthew 21:33-46//Luke 20:9-19; Thomas 65–66
A. Parables on the Growth of the Kingdom
8.34. The Seed Growing Secretly, Mark 4:26-29; Thomas 57
8.35. The Mustard Seed, Mark 4:30-32//Matthew 13:31-32//Luke 13:18-19; Thomas 20
8.36. The Leaven, Matthew 13:33//Luke 13:20-21; Thomas 96
B. Parables on the Joy of Discovering the Kingdom
8.37. The Treasure in the Field, Matthew 13:44; Thomas 109
8.38. The Pearl of Great Price, Matthew 13:45-46; Thomas 76
Appendix 1: The Purpose of Parables according to the Evangelists
Appendix 2: The Three Parables of Luke 15
Appendix 3: Doulos — Servant or Slave?
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE PARABLES OF JESUS
Index of Scripture References
Index of Other Ancient Sources
Index of Modern Authors
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