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Object Lesson
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ILLUSTRATION — something used to clarify or explain; an example that helps make something clear. Jesus used an illustration concerning the true shepherd (John 10:1–6; parable, KJV, REB; figure of speech, NRSV, NIV, NASB).
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
lesson. From Latin lectio, a portion of Scripture read for the liturgy of a particular day; synonymous with *reading. See also lectio continua; lectio selecta; lectionary; pericope.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ILLUSTRATIONS.—The use of illustrations is a noticeable mark of Jesus’ teaching. He spoke in similes and metaphors and parables; general rules He illustrated by examples or stated in concrete instances. His aim may be gathered from observing what uses the method actually served.Stories and similes,