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 10: 1461640474
ISBN 13: 9781461640479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Review:

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 10: 9780742542716
ISBN 13: 0742542718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables Book Review:

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

Short Stories by Jesus

Short Stories by Jesus
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 006219819X
ISBN 13: 9780062198198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Stories by Jesus Book Review:

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.

They Also Taught in Parables

They Also Taught in Parables
Author: Harvey K. McArthur,Robert M. Johnston
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 1725235099
ISBN 13: 9781725235090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 10: 1498233716
ISBN 13: 9781498233712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables of Jesus the Galilean Book Review:

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.

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 10: 9780802846389
ISBN 13: 0802846386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenge of Jesus Parables Book Review:

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

All the Parables of Jesus

All the Parables of Jesus
Author: David M. Brown
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-07
ISBN 10: 1449751652
ISBN 13: 9781449751654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Parables of Jesus Book Review:

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 that's 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 10: 1587688506
ISBN 13: 9781587688508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Parables

The Parables
Author: Brad H. Young
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 0801048206
ISBN 13: 9780801048203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parables Book Review:

Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in the Jewish and Christian traditions, examining parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables.

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 10: 1789740029
ISBN 13: 9781789740028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Gospels 2nd Edition Book Review:

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 10: 1625644876
ISBN 13: 9781625644879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parables of Parenthood Book Review:

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 10: 1433668424
ISBN 13: 9781433668425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Gospels Book Review:

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.

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Lois Tverberg
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 031041220X
ISBN 13: 9780310412205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus Book Review:

In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

Understanding and Applying the Bible

Understanding and Applying the Bible
Author: Robertson McQuilkin
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN 10: 9781575673608
ISBN 13: 1575673606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Applying the Bible Book Review:

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.

Studying the Parables of Jesus

Studying the Parables of Jesus
Author: Peter Rhea Jones
Publsiher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781573121675
ISBN 13: 1573121673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying the Parables of Jesus Book Review:

Peter Rhea Jones has spent the majority of his career studying and teaching the parables. Studying the Parables of Jesus is a primer on the historical and -literary approaches to biblical study. It informs and inspires in dialogue with contemporary methods and contemporary meanings. It provides an introduction to the methods of interpretation of the parables as well as an opening chapter on the recent history of interpretation. The chapters of exegesis approach a select group of parables for a more intensive analysis. While reserving much of the technical details for the endnotes, the text includes -discussion of critical issues and alternative opinions. Questions and exercises are appended at the close of each chapter for personal use or classroom -discussion.

The Ethics of Encounter

The Ethics of Encounter
Author: Mescher, Marcus
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN 10: 1608338401
ISBN 13: 9781608338405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 10: 9004310339
ISBN 13: 9789004310339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earliest Christianity within the Boundaries of Judaism Book Review:

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: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9788876536496
ISBN 13: 8876536493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shakespeare and Hospitality

Shakespeare and Hospitality
Author: Julia Reinhard Lupton,David Goldstein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN 10: 1317632893
ISBN 13: 9781317632894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Hospitality Book Review:

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 10: 0718842146
ISBN 13: 9780718842147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storied Revelations Book Review:

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.