Parables of Jesus
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Parables of
Jesus, Parables of Instructive stories told by Jesus that contain symbolic significance.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Parables of Jesus
PARABLES OF JESUS. For an introductory statement on the parables of Jesus see Parable. An attempt is made here to list, classify, and provide some guide to interpretation of those parables. Scholars vary widely in the number of parables they discover in the Gospels. Their lists range from about 30 to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
The Parables of Jesus
The Parables of JesusThe Sower (Matt 13:1–9; Mark 4:1–9; Luke 8:4–8)The Seed Growing Secretly (Mark 4:26–29)The Mustard Seed and the Leaven (Matt 13:31–32; Mark 4:30–32; Luke 13:18–19)The Hidden Treasure (Matt 13:44)The Pearl of Great Price (Matt 13:45–46)The Wheat and the Weeds (Matt 13:24–30)
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Parables of Jesus
Parables of JesusThe parables of Jesus constitute an entry in a book on Christian theology not only because they represent a teaching method often used by Jesus, but also because a variety of methods have been used in their interpretation in hermeneutics. They stand in contrast to direct discourse.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Circumstantiality In The Parables
CIRCUMSTANTIALITY IN THE PARABLES.—A parable consists of two members, viz. an illustration and a didactic part, which, according to the view we hold, may be called either the interpretation or the application. Both members are necessary to make the parable complete, though the didactic part need not
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
PARABLESThere is perhaps no more characteristic feature of the proclamation attributed to Jesus than that he spoke in parables, and no aspect of his teaching is more memorable and influential than these unassuming similes and vivid stories. Not surprisingly, the parables of Jesus have been the subject
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Parables of the Kingdom
Parables of the KingdomGospel scholars agree that the parables of Jesus are intimately connected to his message of the kingdom of God. However, Jesus’ offer of the kingdom differed radically from Jewish expectations at that time. Six central aspects pertaining to the kingdom of God are reflected in
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Parables of Jesus
Parables (of Jesus) The term parable is a transliteration of the Greek word parabolē, a word found in the NT throughout the Synoptic Gospels (17 times in Matthew, 13 times in Mark, and 18 times in Luke) and twice in the Book of Hebrews. The term is also found in ancient Greek rhetoric, as Aristotle (Rhetoric
Key passages
Mt 13:24–35

He put before them another parable, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat and went away. So when the …

Mk 4:26–34

And he said, “The kingdom of God is like this: like a man scatters seed on the ground. And he sleeps and gets up, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows—he does not know how. By itself the soil produces a crop: first the grass, then the …

Lk 13:18–21

Therefore he said, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his own garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.” …