A special Parable

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A special Parable

Postby DougPeters » Thu May 25, 2017 3:17 pm

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: )

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Re: A special Parable

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Thu May 25, 2017 7:25 pm

The one with the two builders, one built on sand the other rock. Or is it the wise and foolish virgins?

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Re: A special Parable

Postby DougPeters » Fri May 26, 2017 5:54 am

The wise and foolish virgins is found only in Matthew 25:1-13;
The two builders is found in Matthew 7 and Luke 6.

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Re: A special Parable

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Fri May 26, 2017 8:36 am

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

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Re: A special Parable

Postby DougPeters » Fri May 26, 2017 8:50 am

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

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Re: A special Parable

Postby Philip » Fri May 26, 2017 11:06 am

DougPeters - welcome. Please tell us a bit about yourself here: http://discussions.godandscience.org/viewforum.php?f=2


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