Stories with intent : a comprehensive guide to the parables of Jesus / Klyne Snodgrass.
This book offers pastors and students a comprehensive and accessible guide to Jesus parables. It explores the historical context in which these stories were told, the part they played in Jesus overall message, and the ways in which they have been interpreted in the church and the academy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan :
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,
|Edition:||Second edition, with a new chapter on recent scholarship.|
- Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 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).