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E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet - 5 minute Bible
This week’s readings contain a sample of Jesus teachings. In reading them we will notice two things particularly that will help us better understand: (a) Jesus is a prophet: so the rules we learnt for reading Old Testament prophets will help us understand Jesus. These rules were: Prophets spoke to a context: knowing the who, what, when, where, how & why can help us get the point. Prophetic speech is often a conversation. Prophets are about conversion (not prediction). (b) Jesus taught (often) in parables. Parables are picture language. Parable in Greek parabole or in Hebrew mashal means a “comparison”. So to understand a parable,Read More →