A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables
Author: Frank Stern
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-01-19
ISBN: 1461640474
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Excerpt:

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews,A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context.

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables
Author: Frank Stern
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780742542716
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Excerpt:

Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean
Author: Ernest van Eck
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 1498233716
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean Book Excerpt:

Who do we meet in the stories Jesus told? In The Parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a Social Prophet, a selection of the parables of Jesus is read using a social-scientific approach. The interest of the author is not the parables in their literary contexts, but rather the parables as Jesus told them in a first-century Jewish Galilean sociopolitical, religious, and economic setting. Therefore, this volume is part of the material turn in parable research and offers a reading of the parables that pays special attention to Mediterranean anthropology by stressing key first-century Mediterranean values. Where applicable, available papyri that may be relevant in understanding the parables of Jesus from a fresh perspective are used to assemble solid ancient comparanda for the practices and social realities that the parables presuppose. The picture of Jesus that emerges from these readings is that of a social prophet. The parables of Jesus, as symbols of social transformation, envisioned a transformed and alternative world. This world, for Jesus, was the kingdom of God.

All the Parables of Jesus

All the Parables of Jesus
Author: David M. Brown
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 1449763073
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Parables of Jesus Book Excerpt:

Like yeast, parables are explosive stories of Jesus that invade our lives and transform us into citizens of the kingdom of God. But they are also cryptic, and thats where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics. In it, readers are taken through a process of discovering which sayings of Jesus are parables, problematic questions related to counting and categorizing them, and Jesus rationale for speaking in parables. The work then analyzes four distinct ways that parables are structured and three levels at which they do their work in us. The final chapter presents parable-related hermeneutical guidelines, and the book ends with seven extensive Appendices and two Indexes. It is a must read for every biblical scholar!

What Are They Saying About the Parables Second Edition

What Are They Saying About the Parables  Second Edition
Author: Gowler, David B.
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1587688506
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Are They Saying About the Parables Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Much has changed in the more than two decades since the first edition of this book appeared. Parable scholarship continues to be a dynamic area of New Testament research, and a number of important studies were published and significant developments have occurred during those years. Jesus’s parables, these simple but profound stories, continue to challenge us, and, even after many readings, continue to reveal new insights.

Jesus and the Gospels 2nd Edition

Jesus and the Gospels  2nd Edition
Author: CRAIG BLOMBERG
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1789740029
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Gospels 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Craig Blomberg's award-winning Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. This second edition incorporates new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest for the historical Jesus, and ensures the work will remain a valuable tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.

Parables of Parenthood

Parables of Parenthood
Author: Andrew Taylor-Troutman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 1625644876
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parables of Parenthood Book Excerpt:

Jesus told simple stories about common items; yet his parables profoundly address our hearts and minds. We offer an interpretation, not only about what we read, but also what we think and feel. Parables of Parenthood presents modern biblical scholarship in an accessible writing style in order to model how these ancient stories continue to enrich life in the twenty-first century. Andrew Taylor-Troutman closely analyzes each parable with deep appreciation before applying these interpretations to his life, because he believes the genius of the parables offers a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in our everyday experience. By interpreting from the author's head and heart, Parables of Parenthood gives new luster to well-known, narrative gems about sowing seeds and lost sheep through personal insights about anxiety and hope. Lessons about wise builders and wicked tenants are illustrated with anecdotes about a baby's food and a grandmother's rocking chair. Through interpretations of other parables, moments as diverse as a beach trip and an ultrasound appointment invite movement from fear to faith. Through the combination of his informed Bible study and practical life experience, Taylor-Troutman empowers readers to connect the teachings of Jesus to our world in comforting and challenging ways.

Jesus and the Gospels

Jesus and the Gospels
Author: Craig L. Blomberg
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 1433668424
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Gospels Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.

Understanding and Applying the Bible

Understanding and Applying the Bible
Author: Robertson McQuilkin
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 9781575673608
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Applying the Bible Book Excerpt:

Why do even the sincerest students of God's Word sometimes find it dry or confusing? Too often, Robertson McQuilkin suggest, it's because they don't know how to read it. In his classic introduction to Bible study, McQuilkin shows everyday believers how to navigate the Bible's genres and plumb its thought structures with accuracy, experiencing afresh living encounters with the inspired Word. Newly revised and updated, Understanding and Applying the Bible also examines the most common errors in Bible reading. In the end, McQuilkin maintains Scripture can be understood by anyone, simply by following a set of straightforward and time-tested principles.

Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN: 006219819X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Stories by Jesus Book Excerpt:

The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

The Ethics of Encounter

The Ethics of Encounter
Author: Mescher, Marcus
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 1608338401
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Encounter Book Excerpt:

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism
Author: Alan Avery-Peck,Craig A. Evans,Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN: 9004310339
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism Book Excerpt:

Top scholars of early Christianity and Judaism consider methodological issues, earliest Christianity’s Judaic setting, Gospel studies, and the emergence of later Christianity. These essays honor Bruce Chilton, recognizing his seminal contribution to the study of earliest Christianity in its Judaic setting.

Elenchus of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 952
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9788876536496
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elenchus of Biblica Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare and Hospitality

Shakespeare and Hospitality
Author: Julia Reinhard Lupton,David Goldstein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 1317632893
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Hospitality Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on hospitality as a theoretically and historically crucial phenomenon in Shakespeare's work with ramifications for contemporary thought and practice. Drawing a multifaceted picture of Shakespeare's scenes of hospitality—with their numerous scenes of greeting, feeding, entertaining, and sheltering—the collection demonstrates how hospitality provides a compelling frame for the core ethical, political, theological, and ecological questions of Shakespeare's time and our own. By reading Shakespeare's plays in conjunction with contemporary theory as well as early modern texts and objects—including almanacs, recipe books, husbandry manuals, and religious tracts — this book reimagines Shakespeare's playworld as one charged with the risks of hosting (rape and seduction, war and betrayal, enchantment and disenchantment) and the limits of generosity (how much can or should one give the guest, with what attitude or comportment, and under what circumstances?). This substantial volume maps the terrain of Shakespearean hospitality in its rich complexity, demonstrating the importance of historical, rhetorical, and phenomenological approaches to this diverse subject.

Storied Revelations

Storied Revelations
Author: Gisela H Kreglinger
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 0718842146
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storied Revelations Book Excerpt:

Parables were used by Jesus to reveal to us the kingdom of God and to move us from being bystanders to active recipients of God's work of revelation. However, parables are constantly at risk of being buried as 'mummies of prose', as George MacDonaldputs it. We become so familiar with the language of Scripture that Jesus' parables no longer work on us in this revelatory and transforming way. George MacDonald, the Victorian poet and theologian, observed this very process at work in Victorian society. It was a culture saturated with Christian jargon but often devoid of a profound understanding of the gospel for its own time and culture. The language of Scripture no longer penetrated people's hearts, imaginations, and attitudes; it no longer transformed people's lives. MacDonald, called to be a pastor, turned a story and more specifically the 'parabolic' as a means of spiritual awakening. He created fictive worlds in which the language of Jesus would find a new home and regain its revelatory power for his particular Victorian audience.

The Challenge of Jesus Parables

The Challenge of Jesus  Parables
Author: Richard N. Longenecker
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780802846389
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenge of Jesus Parables Book Excerpt:

A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today. The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers. Contributors: Stephen C. Barton Craig A. Evans Richard T. France Donald A. Hagner Morna D. Hooker Sylvia C. Keesmaat Michael P. Knowles Walter L. Liefeld Richard N. Longenecker Allan W. Martens Klyne R. Snodgrass Robert H. Stein Stephen I. Wright

The Parables of Jesus Explained

The Parables of Jesus Explained
Author: Stephen Tvedten
Publsiher: TCK Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2014-07-12
ISBN: 1631611445
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus Explained Book Excerpt:

A thoroughly researched and deeply insightful exploration of Jesus’ teachings from the Gospels. Over a third of the Gospels by Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain Jesus’ parables. In the Book of Matthew, we learn that this style of teaching fulfilled G-d’s prophecy: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world." But how do we best interpret these vital lessons? The Parables of Jesus Explained offers a close reading of fifty two parables from the Bible. Author Stephen Tvedten explains that a parable is a word-picture which uses an earthly image or story to illustrate a spiritual truth or lesson. It creates a mini-drama that helps define the unknown and unseen by using both the visible and the known. This volume includes close readings of some of the best-known parables, such as The Parable of the Good Samaritan and The Parable of the Prodigal Son, as well as lesser-known stories, such as The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

Take My Hand A Theological Memoir

Take My Hand  A Theological Memoir
Author: Andrew Taylor-Troutman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN: 1621896536
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Take My Hand A Theological Memoir Book Excerpt:

Take My Hand is an invitation to experience a year of preaching through the eyes of a first-year pastor. Andrew Taylor-Troutman reflects on his experience of ministry as a dynamic exchange between his theological education and the people in the pews. Each chapter consists of Taylor-Troutman's reflections about a particular aspect of living as a faith community and concludes with a sermon exploring similar themes and ideas. As this book journeys through the Christian liturgical year, Taylor-Troutman considers a wide range of contemporary church issues, including the role of children in worship and the communal practice of Sabbath. He discusses topics as diverse as the Rapture, the death penalty, and church league softball. Along the way, readers will laugh at Sunday morning bloopers, study biblical texts from new perspectives, wrestle with theological questions, and discover parallels between their own experience of faith and the life of this small rural congregation. More than just a retrospective summary of events, Take My Hand poignantly illustrates how a pastor's work on Sunday morning grows out of his or her engagement with the hopes and fears of daily life, and the inspiring faith of men, women, and children in a church. The Group Study Edition encourages people of different ages and experiences to discuss and enjoy the book, while applying insights to their own communities of faith.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Ann Spangler
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN: 0310564328
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Book Excerpt:

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him.What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus
Author: Arland J. Hultgren
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2000-06-22
ISBN: 9780802860774
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus Book Excerpt:

Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.