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Parables of The two debtors [Capernaum] Lu 7:40-43.
Parables The strong man armed Galilee Mt 12:29; Mr 3:27; Lu 11:21, 22.
Parables of  The unclean spirit Galilee Mt 12:43-45; Lu 11:24-26.
Parables of  The sower Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:3-9, 18-23; Mr 4:3-9, 14-20; Lu 8:5-8, 11-15.
Parables of The tares and wheat Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:24-30, 36-43.
Parables of The mustard seed Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:31, 32; Mr 4:30-32; Lu 13:18, 19.
Parables of  The seed growing secretly Seashore of Galilee Mr 4:26-29.
Parables of The leaven Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:33; Lu 13:20, 21.
Parables of The hid treasure Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:44.
Parables of The pearl of great price Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:45, 46.
Parables of The draw net Seashore of Galilee Mt 13:47-50.
Parables of The unmerciful servant Capernaum Mt 18:21-35.
Parables of The good Samaritan Near Jerusalem Lu 10:29-37.
Parables of The friend at midnight Near Jerusalem Lu 11:5-8.
Parables of The rich fool Galilee Lu 12:16-21.
Parables of The barren fig tree Galilee Lu 13:6-9.
Parables of The great supper Perea Lu 14:15-24.
Parables of The lost sheep Perea Mt 18:12-14; Lu 15:3-7.
Parables of The lost piece of money Perea Lu 15:8-10.
Parables of The prodigal son Perea Lu 15:11-32.
Parables of The good shepherd Jerusalem Joh 10:1-18.
Parables of The unjust steward Perea Lu 16:1-8.
Parables of The rich man and Lazarus Perea Lu 16:19-31.
Parables of The profitable servants Perea Lu 17:7-10.
The importunate widow Perea Lu 18:1-8.
Parables of The Pharisees and publicans Perea Lu 18:9-14.
Parables of The laborers in the vineyard Perea Mt 20:1-16.
Parables of The pounds Jericho Lu 19:11-27.
Parables of The two sons Jerusalem Mt 21:28-32.
Parables of The wicked husbandmen Jerusalem Mt 21:33-44; Mr 12:1-12; Lu 20:9-18.
Parables of The marriage of the king's son Jerusalem Mt 22:1-14.
Parables of The ten virgins Mount of Olives Mt 25:1-13.
Parables of The talents Mount of Olives Mt 25:14-30.
    Parables of Jesus

An examination of the
parabolic teaching of Jesus then (in its first century Palestinian
cultural setting) and now (its message to twenty-first-century Christians
and society). Emphasis on the history of interpretation, especially
contemporary literary-aesthetic approaches

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Syllabus for The Parables of Jesus


1. To appreciate the historical, literary, social, cultural, religious, and psycho-spiritual matrix from which the Gospel parables have come.

2. To explore the roster of thirty-two parables found in the Synoptic Gospels a with an in-depth study of selected parables.

3.  To appreciate the place of the parable in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth and to come to a fuller understanding of the “kingdom of God” or “reign of God” as the central motif of Jesus’ teaching in parables.

4. To appreciate the history of parable research and scholarly contribution to our understanding of the nature and meaning of  parable, past and present.

5. To explore the role of imagination, story, and symbol in the life of the human species, as exemplified in the rich literary tradition of the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and beyond.


1. Read Parables of Jesus Textbook(click on link to download)

2. Lessons for the Parables of Jesus(Download Now)

3. Parables of Jesus Article

4.  Studies in Rhetoric

5. Handbook of Rhetoric Devices

6 Book Report(10-15 Pages)

7  Exegetical Assignment :

The student must prepare a ten-page intensive study of one of the parables of Jesus analyzed. Each item in the six objectives should be addressed, but more attention should center on items #4-#5. In other words, following whatever logical organization the student chooses, the paper should:

1. display awareness of at least three different approaches to interpreting the particular parable and defend an approach the student deems best;

2. note which parts of the passage have been questioned by scholars not inclined to assign the entire text to the historical Jesus and assess their objections;

3. fit the parables into their historical context in Jesus' life and their literary context of the gospels (noting any way they differ from one gospel to the next, if the parable appears in more than one gospel);

4. decide what he/she thinks the central truth or truths of the parable are;

5. take a stand on any controversial points of interpretation within the passage; and

6. suggest relevant and legitimate applications of the parable to contemporary Christian living.

All conclusions not original to the student must be appropriately documented and defended by logical argumentation, not merely affirmed. Again standard seminary format is required. This assignment is best completed after all the tapes have been played and all the required reading completed so that the various issues are better understood.

7. Write a 5-8 page essay on the above articles concerning Rhetoric

 8.  Final Project  a 10-15 page paper on a parable of your choice. The paper is due approximately four to six weeks after the conclusion of the course. A 3x5 card listing your parable selection and the reasons for your choice is due the last day of class for approval by the instructor. Final papers are due four to six weeks after the course.


                Listen to Lectures(Click on Links to download)

Parables in Scripture

Parables in Scripture 2

The Parable of the Sower

Parables on the Kingdom of Heaven

The Parable of the Landowner

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

The Parable of the two sons

The Parable of the wicked tenants

Parable of Great and Gravity

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

The Parable of the Wheat and Tares


Biblical Art Work for Parables of Jesus

The Sower
                The Good Samaritan
Assault and First Aid
                The Prodigal Son
In a Foreign Country
Returning Home
                The Rich Man and Lazarus
Purple and Poverty
The Ten Virgins
                Art about Christ


                                       The Sower and the Seed.—Davis Collection.

Parables of Jesus. An examination of the
parabolic teaching of Jesus then (in its first century Palestinian
cultural setting) and now (its message to twenty-first-century Christians
and society). Emphasis on the history of interpretation, especially
contemporary literary-aesthetic approaches