Stories with Intent A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus

ISBN-10: 0802842410

ISBN-13: 9780802842411

Edition: 2008

Authors: Klyne Snodgrass

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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.
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Klyne Snodgrass (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is professor of biblical literature and holder of the Paul W. Brandel Chair of New Testament Studies at North Park Theological Seminary.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction to the Parables of Jesus
Necessary History
What Is a Parable?
How Should Parables Be Classified?
What about Allegory?
Characteristics of Jesus' Parables
Distribution of the Parables
How Should Parables Be Interpreted?
NT Criticism - Assumptions and Hesitations, Method and Procedure
Parables in the Ancient World
The Old Testament
Early Jewish Writings
Greco-Roman Writings
The Early Church
Later Jewish Writings
Grace and Responsibility
The Unforgiving Servant (Matt 18:23-35)
The Two Debtors (Luke 7:41-43)
Parables of Lostness
The Arrangement of Luke 15
The Lost Sheep (Matt 18:12-14/Luke 15:4-7)
The Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)
The Compassionate Father and His Two Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)
The Parable of the Sower and the Purpose of Parables (Matt 13:3-23; Mark 4:3-20; Luke 8:5-15)
Parables of the Present Kingdom in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 13
The Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29)
The Wheat and the Weeds (Matt 13:24-30, 36-43)
The Mustard Seed (Matt 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19)
The Leaven (Matt 13:33; Luke 13:20-21)
The Treasure (Matt 13:44)
The Pearl (Matt 13:45-46)
Parables Specifically about Israel
The Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9)
The Two Sons (Matt 21:28-32)
The Wicked Tenants (Matt 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19; Gos. Thom. 65-66)
The Wedding Banquet and the Feast (Matt 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24; Gos. Thom. 64)
Parables about Discipleship
The Two Builders (Matt 7:24-27/Luke 6:47-49)
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
The Workers in the Vineyard (Matt 20:1-16)
The Tower Builder and the Warring King (Luke 14:28-32)
Parables about Money
The Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21)
The Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13)
The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
Parables concerning God and Prayer
The Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:5-8)
The Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)
Parables of Future Eschatology
The Net (Matt 13:47-50)
The Eschatological Discourse
The Ten Virgins (Matt 25:1-13)
The Talents and the Minas (Matt 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27)
The Sheep and the Goats (Matt 25:31-46)
Epilogue
Appendices
Occurrences of [characters not reproducible] (parabole) in the NT
Occurrences of the Verb [characters not reproducible] (masal) in the OT
Occurrences of the Noun [characters not reproducible] (masal) in the OT
Occurrences of [characters not reproducible] (parabole) in the LXX
Occurrences of [characters not reproducible] (parabole) in the Apostolic Fathers
Classification of Parables
Notes
Bibliography
Primary Sources
Secondary Sources
Index of Authors
Index of Ancient Works
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