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The Parables of Jesus: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent [Paperback]

By David Wenham (Author)
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Item description for The Parables of Jesus: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent by David Wenham...

Good news for the needy. Bad news for the power brokers. Jesus came into the world announcing a new order where Satan is overthrown and broken relationships are restored. Jesus' most vivid portraits of this new kingdom are found in the parables. David Wenham explores the splendor and subtleties of Jesus' world-changing message, offering a nontechnical but comprehensive look at dozens of Jesus' stories. Bringing them to life by explaining their first-century religious and social setting, Wenham never fails to illumine their significance for today.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: IVP Academic
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.38" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.76"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2000
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830812865  
ISBN13  9780830812868  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Wenham (Ph.D., Manchester) is tutor in New Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, having previously spent many years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he served as dean and vice principal. He is the author of Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? and coauthor (with Steve Walton) of Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels and Acts.

David Wenham was born in 1965 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.

David Wenham has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Exploring the Bible
  2. Jesus Library

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If you can only purchase one commentary on the parables...  Apr 23, 2006
...this is it!

I have read most of the commentaries currently available as I've written two books about the parables from a Biblically-faithful and creative perspective(Parablelife: Living the stories Jesus told in real time published by FaithWalk and available on this Wenham's volume was far and away the most useful. He used the metaphor of revolution throughout this well-written, readable volume to help explain Jesus' use of the words "the Kingdom of Heaven". The book is organized in a creative way - the parables are grouped and discussed as they pertain to the metaphor of revolution.

Wenham's strength is in application, demonstrating both how and why these stories of Jesus can shape our lives. He is an able scholar, and his love of God's Word shows in his careful discussion of each parable. There is a short discussion about various historical and contemporary methods of interpretation at the back of the volume, along with several indexes that make the book even more user-friendly.

Excellent Resource for Bible Study  Sep 14, 2005
I am using this book as the text for a group bible study on the Parables of Jesus. This book is an excellent resource for teachers and students of the Bible. It provides a through basis for exegesis of each of the parables, grouping them logically and explaining them accurately. Wenham lets the historical and literary context drive his interpretations, avoiding the twin pitfalls of assuming the parables are either allegory or single point. Overall, a must-have for anyone who plans to seriously study the parables.
Insightful. Scriptural. Readable. Enlightening.  Jun 5, 2005
I prepared a series of Bible studies on the parables of Jesus and wanted supplemental material to add to my understanding and class lectures. Specifically, I was interested in Jewish traditions and cultural insights that would add color and clarity to the stories.

I purchased three books, including David Wenham's "The Parable of Jesus." I am not a Bible scholar and not particularly interested in theological debates over allegorical loose ends and old disputes over linguisitc fine points that other books were consumed with.

This book provided me exactly what I needed - clear, concise insights into the culture, traditions and context of the times. For example, in the Prodigal Son, Wenham pointed out that by asking his father for his inheritance while the father was still living, in the meaning of the legal traditions, the prodigal was actually implying that he wished his father dead.

In the parable of the Good Samritan, he observes that the road from "Jericho to Jerusalem" drops 2,500 feet along a treacherous and winding path; ideal for robbers and thieves to hang out. Further, he points out that "two denari" was enough money to pay for twenty-four nights at the inn.

These details helped me to put meat on the bones of the story and bring to life these precious parables. These are not earth-shattering biblical truths, but they were very helpful to me in making the topic interesting and relevant. Just like Wenham's book.
Great commentary on the parables  Oct 18, 2001
This book offers a straight forward discussion of the major parables of Christ. It never strays off from the main theme and launches into irrelevant and long-winded 'sermons'. If it's precise, on-the-dot infomation you are seeking, look no further - this book fits the bill!
All the parables are discussed individually, so there's no need to read the book in sequential order. Just dip straight into the parable that interest you!
A great reference book for those who has a basic acquaintance with the Gospels. Beginners can benefit from it also.
The Kingdom did Come! Jesus was right!  Aug 11, 2001
An earlier reviewer made the following comment:

"Wenham argues clearly, cogently, and concisely that, according to Jesus, _something_ was supposed to happen very soon. The fact that it _didn't_ happen shows that Christianity is founded upon a tremendous mistake."

How does that reviewer know nothing happened? He just assumes nothing happened. What is more, he states his opinion as if it were a self-evident fact. He has actually stated his anti-Christian opinion (rejecting what Wenham established to be the teaching of Jesus) as dogma. His faith in anti-Christianity, his mere belief that Jesus is wrong, is stated as if it were fact.

The truth is that something did happen, just as Jesus said. The Kingdom of God came, sins were propitiated, atonement was made possible. The Kingdom of God, because of Jesus' ministry (as Wenham shows) has invaded. It's just sad that the earlier reviewer decided to resist and deny the reality of that Kingdom and call Jesus a liar.


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