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A special Parable

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:17 pm
by DougPeters
There are only two "extended" parables (i.e., more than a single verse) that appear in all three synoptic gospels.
Do you know which they are? Knowledgeable Christians often can name one (The Sower and the Seed), but not the other.
Any guesses? (sure, anyone can look it up :ewink: )

Re: A special Parable

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:25 pm
by thatkidakayoungguy
The one with the two builders, one built on sand the other rock. Or is it the wise and foolish virgins?

Re: A special Parable

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:54 am
by DougPeters
The wise and foolish virgins is found only in Matthew 25:1-13;
The two builders is found in Matthew 7 and Luke 6.

Re: A special Parable

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:36 am
by thatkidakayoungguy
DougPeters wrote:There are only two "extended" parables (i.e., more than a single verse) that appear in all three synoptic gospels.
Do you know which they are? Knowledgeable Christians often can name one (The Sower and the Seed), but not the other.
Any guesses? (sure, anyone can look it up :ewink: )

parable of the mustard seed

Re: A special Parable

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:50 am
by DougPeters
Good! The parable of the mustard seed is in all three synoptic gospels.
So is the parable of the new wine and old wineskins.
But these are not (granted, in my arbitrarily made-up category) "extended" -- they are only a few verses long.

The second "extended" parable in all three synoptic gospels is the parable of the Tenants.
But, strangely, it doesn't seem to get much attention.
For example, it is not even mentioned in John MacArthur's book entitled "Parables".

I've thought about this parable a lot, and wonder how other Christians would find my interpretation of it:
http://ilovetotellthestory.ca/tenants-commentary

Re: A special Parable

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:06 am
by Philip
DougPeters - welcome. Please tell us a bit about yourself here: http://discussions.godandscience.org/viewforum.php?f=2