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While parables have timeless messages, reinterpretations in new contexts throughout the centuries have distorted the original meanings and undermined the essence of what Jesus intended for his initial listeners. Young examines the parables that best illustrate the parallels between the rabbinic and Gospel parables. Young challenges readers to remember that first-century Judaism was not merely the backdrop for Jesus' teachings but the very stage from which Jesus delivered the message of the kingdom. Jesus' ethics and theology can be properly understood only in the light of first-century Jewish teachings.
Young focuses on the historical development and theological significance of parables in both traditions, then he examines five theological subjects that are dealt with in parables: prayer, grace, reconciliation, calling, and sovereignty.
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Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Availability: In Stock
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Miss GinnyCleveland, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent InformationSeptember 11, 2013Miss GinnyCleveland, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Dr. Young is one of this country's foremost authorities on Jesus' rabbinic method of teaching. If you want to sit at the feet of Jesus and really learn what it means to be a disciple I suggest you read Dr. Young's books because he has spent years 'eating the dust' of the Son of Man and knows him well.