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  • Author:
    David Wenham
  • ISBN:
    0830812865
  • ISBN13:
    978-0830812868
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    IVP Academic (September 28, 1989)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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I purchased three books, including David Wenham's "The Parable of Jesus

I purchased three books, including David Wenham's "The Parable of Jesus. I am not a Bible scholar and not particularly interested in theological debates over allegorical loose ends and old disputes over linguisitc fine points that other books were consumed with. This book provided me exactly what I needed - clear, concise insights into the culture, traditions and context of the times. In the parable of the Good Samritan, he observes that the road from "Jericho to Jerusalem" drops 2,500 feet along a treacherous and winding path; ideal for robbers and thieves to hang out.

Home . Details for: The Parables of Jesus(The Jesus Library). Normal view MARC view ISBD view. The Parables of Jesus(The Jesus Library), Wenham David. Publication: Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 1989Description: 256 . SBN: 0-8308-1286-5. Dewey: 22. W46Subject: Библия. Евангелия - Критический анализ, толкование, д. Bible. Gospels - Criticism, interpretation, etc Иисус Христос - Притчи, Jesus Christ - Parables. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

The Parables of Jesus (The Jesus Library). He also, correctly, places the parables in the conte This is a very good book on parables that is a nice blend of the inspirational and the scholarly, with more emphasis on the inspirational. Good news for the needy. Bad news for the power brokers. Parables are colorful stories and sayings, often with a surprise or a "hook" at the end of them that make them memorable. All or worth reading.

How much the work is indebted for stimulus and instruction to C. H. Dodd's fundamentally important book The Parables of the Kingdom, London, 1936, is indicated at many points. Professor Dodd's book has opened a new era in the study of the parables; although differences of opinion with regard to some details may exist, yet it is unthinkable that there should ever be any retreat from the essential lines laid down by Dodd for the interpretation of the parables of Jesus. My own contribution is the attempt to arrive at the earliest attainable form of Jesus' parabolic teaching.

Jesus was the master of teaching in parables. His parables often have an unexpected twist or surprise ending that catches the reader's attention. They are also cleverly designed to draw listeners into new ways of thinking, new attitudes and new ways of acting (Getty-Sullivan, pp. 2-4). The prophet Isaiah had found that people were so lost in sin that they resented hearing God's Word and deliberately turned away. Jesus experienced the same disappointment and frustration. Thus, the most common interpretation of Jesus' saying is that the people's hardness of heart (pride, arrogance and prejudice) prevented them from understanding and accepting Jesus' teachings.

Jesus' most vivid portraits of this new kingdom are found in the parables

Jesus' most vivid portraits of this new kingdom are found in the parables. David Wenham explores the splendor and subtleties of Jesus' world-changing message, offering a nontechnical but comprehensive look at dozens of Jesus' stories.

Series Title: Jesus Library. Publisher: IVP Academic. Book theme: New Testament, General. Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-3315. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info. Author: David Wenham. Street Date: August 28, 1989.

David Wenham explores the splendor and subtleties of Jesus' world-changing message, offering a nontechnical but comprehensive look at dozens of Jesus' stories. Bringing them to life by explaining their first-century religious and social setting, Wenham never fails to illumine their significance for today. Parables 2. Setting the Scene: Jesus? Revolution 3. The Revolution Is Here! 4. On the Way to the New World 5. The Great Day of the Lord?s Coming 6. Good News for the Needy 7. Bad News for the Establishment 8. Revolutionary Neighbour Relations 9. Living with the God of Revolution 10. Call to Decision.

Good news for the needy. Bad news for the power brokers. Jesus came into the world announcing a new order where Satan is overthrown and broken relationships are restored. Jesus' most vivid portraits of this new kingdom are found in the parables. David Wenham explores the splendor and subtleties of Jesus' world-changing message, offering a nontechnical but comprehensive look at dozens of Jesus' stories. Bringing them to life by explaining their first-century religious and social setting, Wenham never fails to illumine their significance for today.

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I prepared a series of Bible studies on the parables of Jesus and wanted supplemental material to add to my understanding and class lectures. Specifically, I was interested in Jewish traditions and cultural insights that would add color and clarity to the stories.

I purchased three books, including David Wenham's "The Parable of Jesus." I am not a Bible scholar and not particularly interested in theological debates over allegorical loose ends and old disputes over linguisitc fine points that other books were consumed with.

This book provided me exactly what I needed - clear, concise insights into the culture, traditions and context of the times. For example, in the Prodigal Son, Wenham pointed out that by asking his father for his inheritance while the father was still living, in the meaning of the legal traditions, the prodigal was actually implying that he wished his father dead.

In the parable of the Good Samritan, he observes that the road from "Jericho to Jerusalem" drops 2,500 feet along a treacherous and winding path; ideal for robbers and thieves to hang out. Further, he points out that "two denari" was enough money to pay for twenty-four nights at the inn.

These details helped me to put meat on the bones of the story and bring to life these precious parables. These are not earth-shattering biblical truths, but they were very helpful to me in making the topic interesting and relevant. Just like Wenham's book.
Winawel
I can't seem to whet satisfy my appetite for explanations of what Jesus says in his parables, but this book is one of several I have read that goes a long way in providing insight that is otherwise easily lost in cursory readings of our Lord's words. I definitely recommend it!
GYBYXOH
Great Book!
Rolling Flipper
Incredible. I used this book so much that the pages started to fall out. Loved the historical and cultural background which added much greater understanding to my study. Wenham makes the parables practical to our every day life as well. Well worth the read and deep study.
White_Nigga
Great insights
Kale
Excellent theological resource
Umdwyn
I am using this book as the text for a group bible study on the Parables of Jesus. This book is an excellent resource for teachers and students of the Bible. It provides a thorough basis for exegesis of each of the parables, grouping them logically and explaining them accurately. Wenham lets the historical and literary context drive his interpretations, avoiding the twin pitfalls of assuming the parables are either allegory or single point. Overall, a must-have for anyone who plans to seriously study the parables.
D. Wenham's survey of the parables is modern, inclusive, relaxed, and inventive. He loves the parables and you will appreciate them much more after reading this book.