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Parables of Jesus: A Commentary (Arland J Hultgren) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802860774
Parables of Jesus: A Commentary (Arland J Hultgren) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000) 9780802860774
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Title: The Parables of Jesus: A Commentary

Author: Hultgren, Arland J

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2000

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802860774

Volumes: 1; Pages: 551

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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.Contents1. THE PARABLES OF JESUS: AN INTRODUCTIONA. Identifying and Classifying the Parables of JesusB. Distinctive Elements in the Parables of JesusC. The Universal and the Particular in the Parables of JesusD. Interpreting the Parables of Jesus2. PARABLES OF THE REVELATION OF GODA. Parables of God's Extraordinary Forgiveness and Grace2.1. The Unforgiving Slave, Matthew 18:23-352.2. The Workers in the Vineyard, Matthew 20:1-16B. Parables of God's Extraordinary Love for the Lost2.3. The Lost Sheep, Matthew 18:12-14//Luke 15:4-7; Thomas 107; Gospel of Truth 31-322.4. The Lost Coin, Luke 15:8-102.5. The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-323. PARABLES OF EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOR3.6. The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-373.7. The Rich Fool, Luke 12:16-21; Thomas 633.8. The Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-313.9. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Luke 18:10-144. PARABLES OF WISDOM4.10. The Wise and Foolish Builders, Matthew 7:24-27//Luke 6:47-494.11. Building a Tower, Luke 14:28-304.12. The King Going to War, Luke 14:31-334.13. The Unjust Manager, Luke 16:1-84.14. The Faithful and Wise Slave, Matthew 24:45-51//Luke 12:42-464.15. The Ten Maidens, Matthew 25:1-135. PARABLES OF LIFE BEFORE GOD5.16. The Sower and Its Interpretation, Mark 4:3-8, 13-20//Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23// Luke 8:5-8, 11-15; Thomas 95.17. Children in the Marketplace, Matthew 11:16-19//Luke 7:31-355.18. The Two Debtors, Luke 7:41-435.19. The Two Sons, Matthew 21:28-325.20. The Friend at Midnight, Luke 11:5-85.21. The Father's Good Gifts, Matthew 7:9-11//Luke 11:11-135.22. The Barren Fig Tree, Luke 13:6-95.23. The Slave at Duty, Luke 17:7-105.24. The Unjust Judge, Luke 18:2-85.25. The Waiting Slaves, Mark 13:34-37//Luke 12:35-385.26. The Talents, Matthew 25:14-305.27. The Pounds, Luke 19:12-276. PARABLES OF FINAL JUDGMENT6.28. The Weeds in the Wheat and Its Interpretation, Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43; Thomas 576.29. The Dragnet and Its Interpretation, Matthew 13:47-506.30. The Final Judgment, Matthew 25:31-467. ALLEGORICAL PARABLES7.31. The Great Banquet, Luke 14:16-24; Thomas 647.32. The Wedding Feast, Matthew 22:1-147.33. The Wicked Tenants, Mark 12:1-12//Matthew 21:33-46//Luke 20:9-19; Thomas 65-668. PARABLES OF THE KINGDOMA. Parables on the Growth of the Kingdom8.34. The Seed Growing Secretly, Mark 4:26-29; Thomas 578.35. The Mustard Seed, Mark 4:30-32//Matthew 13:31-32//Luke 13:18-19; Thomas 208.36. The Leaven, Matthew 13:33//Luke 13:20-21; Thomas 96B. Parables on the Joy of Discovering the Kingdom8.37. The Treasure in the Field, Matthew 13:44; Thomas 1098.38. The Pearl of Great Price, Matthew 13:45-46; Thomas 769. THE EVANGELISTS AS INTERPRETERS OF THE PARABLES OF JESUS10. PARABLES IN THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS APPENDICESAppendix 1: The Purpose of Parables according to the EvangelistsAppendix 2: The Three Parables of Luke 15Appendix 3: Doulos--Servant or Slave?GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE PARABLES OF JESUSINDEXESIndex of Scripture ReferencesIndex of Other Ancient SourcesIndex of Modern Authors
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