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Jacob and the Prodigal How Jesus Retold Israel's Story

ISBN-10: 0830827277
ISBN-13: 9780830827275
Edition: 2003
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Description: Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well.In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own  More...

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well.In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes.In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

Kenneth E. Bailey es autor y orador en estudios del Nuevo Testamento del Medio Oriente. Es ministro presbiteriano ordenado y se desempe�a como te�logo can�nigo de la Di�cesis Anglicana de Pittsburgh. Es graduado en literatura e idioma �rabe y en teolog�a sistem�tica; y posee un Doctorado en Teolog�a sobre el Nuevo Testamento.

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Preface
Introduction: What Does It Mean to Call Jesus a Theologian?
Jesus as a Metaphorical Theologian and the Rabbinic World
The Jesus Tradition and the Question of Authenticity
The Importance of Middle Eastern Culture for New Testament Interpretation
The Parable of the Prodigal Son and the "Travel Narrative" in Luke
The One and the Many in Parabolic Interpretation
The Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 Compared with the Saga of Jacob in Genesis 27--35: The Setting In Luke 15
Three Stories, One Parable: Seeing the Three Stories of Luke 15 as a Unity
The Parable of the Lost Sheep: The First Warm-Up Story (Luke 15:3-7)
The Lost Coin--And Also Some Women (Luke 15:8-10)
To Find the Lost:The Parable of the Two Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)
The Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 Compared with the Saga of Jacob in Genesis 27--35: The Saga and the Parable: Comparisons and Contrasts
Jacob Revisited: The Jacob Story in Early Jewish Tradition and in the Mind of Jesus
The Great Rebellion: The Family Before the Prodigal Leaves Home (Luke 15:11-13)
The Exile: The Prodigal in the Far Country (Luke 15:13-19)
Peace for the One Who is Far Off: The Father Finds the Prodigal (Luke 15:20-24)
Peace for the One Who is Near: The Father's Search for the Older Son (Luke 15:25-32)
Two Dancers in a Single Dance: Reflections on N.T. Wright's Interpretation of the Parable of the Prodigal SonIV: Significance of this Study for an Understanding of Jesus' Theology
A Summary of the Significance of the Comparisons Between Jacob and the Prodigal for Aspects of Jesus' Theology
Conclusions
Appendix: Index of the Various
Types of Contrasts and Comparisons
Bibliography
Index of Authors

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