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Bibil Identifier bibil:203972
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Prophets, Parables, and Theologians
Author Snodgrass, Klyne
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 18, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 45-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article addresses three questions concerning parables: Why did Jesus teach in parables? What classification of parables should be used? And how should theology be done from the parables? Parables were used effectively by the OT prophets, and Jesus used parables because he came as a prophet with a prophet's agenda. Soren Kierkegaard's discussion of indirect communication provides a basis for a more effective classification system than Adolf Jülicher's fourfold system. The prophetic use of parables and the classification system provide a basis for thinking about how theology is done from the parables.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Parable
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Parables
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