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Short Stories by Jesus Participant Guide: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi (Paperback)

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Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives.

In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us--and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501858161
ISBN-10: 1501858165
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Short Stories by Jesus