The Tenants in the Vineyard

The Tenants in the Vineyard

The book concludes with a dossier of 58 papyrus documents relating to various aspects of viticulture and agrarian conflict. It was awarded the 2007 Francis W. Beare Book Award by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.

Author: John S. Kloppenborg

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316148908X

Category: Religion

Page: 651

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John S. Kloppenborg gives a detailed analysis of one of the most difficult of Jesus' parables, the parable of the Tenants (Mark 12:1-12; Gospel of Thomas 65). He examines the ways in which Christians have typically read and mis-read the parable, and places the parable firmly in the context of the practices of ancient viticulture. The author models a new approach to the interpretation of the parables of Jesus. First, he critically engages the history of interpretation of the text, inquiring into the ideological interests that the parable has engaged during the history of its use in Christian churches and in political discourse. Second, he reconstructs the social world in which the parable was first told, in particular the economic, social, and legal aspects of ancient viticulture. He demonstrates that the parable of the Tenants has mostly been interpreted from the standpoint of those who wield social and political power, a strange irony considering the social status of the Jesus of history and the literary uses of the parable. All of the features common to the parable as it is told by Mark and the Gospel of Thomas make it a perfectly realistic story. It is only Mark's editing of the story that takes it beyond the realistic idiom characteristic of Jesus' other parables. The book concludes with a dossier of 58 papyrus documents relating to various aspects of viticulture and agrarian conflict. It was awarded the 2007 Francis W. Beare Book Award by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.
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Jesus Predictions of Vindication and Resurrection

Jesus  Predictions of Vindication and Resurrection

While Jesus ' audience may have interpreted the vineyard ' as a well known ... While the ' vineyard forms the setting of the parable , the ' tenants ...

Author: Hans Friedrich Bayer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161450140

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

A vineyard would not be given out immediately after construction since the first fruits come after five years. 3. The behavior of the tenants is improbable.

Author: Klyne Snodgrass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610971522

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Despite its importance, the parable of the wicked tenants has been an enigma to modern interpretation. The approaches to the parable have been quite varied. Some interpreters place this parable at the apex of the ministry of Jesus, while others assign little importance to it or virtually ignore it. In some cases the conclusions drawn have been unsatisfactory either because of presuppositions that are too rigid or that have been shown to be erroneous by recent developments. Any discussion of the parable is necessarily a complex one in that it involves the relation of the three Synoptic accounts, an assessment of the account in the Gospel of Thomas, the religious and economic background in Palestine, the self-designation of Jesus, and the theological shaping of the parable by the tradition and by evangelists. Because of the importance of this parable as a possible key to understanding the ministry of Jesus, particularly since its relevance has often been minimized, this parable deserves closer analysis.
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Life Application Study Bible Devotional

Life Application Study Bible Devotional

THE TALE OF THE TERRIBLE TENANTS Week 36, Day 3 Setting the Scene In this parable, a certain landowner created a fully equipped vineyard.

Author: David R. Veerman

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414365942

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Readers of the Life Application Study Bible—the #1 bestselling study Bible—will welcome the arrival of the new Life Application Study Bible Devotional. Let the life of Jesus sink into your mind and heart with 312 readings from the gospels—one for each weekday and one for the weekend. In the Life Application Study Bible Devotional: Daily Wisdom from Jesus, each week focuses on a different event in Jesus’ life—drawing out daily wisdom from his parables, teachings, conversations, miracles, and interactions with people. You’ll learn important biblical principles, become inspired to put God’s Word into practical action, and be forever changed by a year spent going deeper with your Savior.
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Common Sense Faith

Common Sense Faith

These servants seem to represent the prophets, and weare toldthat the tenants of the vineyardkilled theservants, the prophets. The vineyard owner, God, ...

Author: Patrick J. Brennan

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608332120

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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What is it about Jesus, the church, the sacraments, and prayer that inspires, motivates, and encourages us? Can we doubt and follow our conscience and still be faithful Catholics? Why is forgiveness essential to conversion? What does it mean to be holy? Fr. Patrick Brennan addresses these questions and helps us to see how our faith can breathe life into what matters most in our lives and the lives of those we love.
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Parables of Time and Eternity

Parables of Time and Eternity

THE TENANTS OF THE VINEYARD: The Jewish Heritage He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, ...

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725288454

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Most people agree that Jesus' parables are about the kingdom of God. But what is that? They seem to have a lot about hell and judgment, but how is that consistent with the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Jesus' search for "lost sheep"? They speak of the "Son of Man," but who or what is that? Some have thought they predict the end of the world, but could that be a failure to understand biblical language? In a new survey of Jesus' parables, Keith Ward proposes that they imply a theology of the universal and unlimited love of God, a moral demand to care for the well-being of all living things, a compassion for the poor and rejected of the earth, an open door of repentance that even death cannot close, the offer of new life in the Spirit, and an ultimate goal of universal creative sharing in the life of the cosmic Christ.
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The Sower s Book

The Sower s Book

The owner comes himself and destroys the tenants and leaves the vineyard to others ( the Church ) who yield an abundant harvest . Clearly , this parable is ...

Author: Jay Cormier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556122543

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Like the sower in the Gospel parable, homilists scatter seeds of faith each Sunday, calling forth growth in the hearts of their hearers. But such sowing requires a range of supportive, accompanying work: seeding, planing, harvesting, gleaning. The Sower's Book has been written for homilists and preachers who believe that preaching is a ministry--indeed, the most important communication they have with the communities they serve. It is designed to provide a framework by which homilists can think through and develop the Sunday homily over an entire Liturgical year.
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Parables of Parenthood

Parables of Parenthood

And at the right time, he sent a slave to the tenants in order that he might take out of the fruit of the vineyard from the tenants.

Author: Andrew Taylor-Troutman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625644879

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Jesus told simple stories about common items; yet his parables profoundly address our hearts and minds. We offer an interpretation, not only about what we read, but also what we think and feel. Parables of Parenthood presents modern biblical scholarship in an accessible writing style in order to model how these ancient stories continue to enrich life in the twenty-first century. Andrew Taylor-Troutman closely analyzes each parable with deep appreciation before applying these interpretations to his life, because he believes the genius of the parables offers a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in our everyday experience. By interpreting from the author's head and heart, Parables of Parenthood gives new luster to well-known, narrative gems about sowing seeds and lost sheep through personal insights about anxiety and hope. Lessons about wise builders and wicked tenants are illustrated with anecdotes about a baby's food and a grandmother's rocking chair. Through interpretations of other parables, moments as diverse as a beach trip and an ultrasound appointment invite movement from fear to faith. Through the combination of his informed Bible study and practical life experience, Taylor-Troutman empowers readers to connect the teachings of Jesus to our world in comforting and challenging ways.
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All the Parables of Jesus

All the Parables of Jesus

Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his ...

Author: David M. Brown

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449763077

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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Like yeast, parables are explosive stories of Jesus that invade our lives and transform us into citizens of the kingdom of God. But they are also cryptic, and thats where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics. In it, readers are taken through a process of discovering which sayings of Jesus are parables, problematic questions related to counting and categorizing them, and Jesus rationale for speaking in parables. The work then analyzes four distinct ways that parables are structured and three levels at which they do their work in us. The final chapter presents parable-related hermeneutical guidelines, and the book ends with seven extensive Appendices and two Indexes. It is a must read for every biblical scholar!
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The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

Mark 12.1–9 1'A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a pit for a wine press, and built a tower. He let it out to tenants, ...

Author: April D. DeConick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567114457

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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An enigmatic collection of 114 sayings of Jesus, the 'Gospel of Thomas' was discovered in the sands of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940's. Here, April DeConick provides a new English translation of the entire Gospel of Thomas, which includes the original 'kernel' of the Gospel and all the sayings. Whilst most other translations are of the Coptic text with only occasional reference to the Greek fragment variants, this translation integrates the Greek and offers new solutions to complete the lacunae. A unique feature of this book is that translations to the parallels of the Gospel are also included. Since its discovery, scholars and the public alike have been intrigued to know what the Gospel says and what light it sheds on the formation of early Christianity. In 'Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas', April DeConick argued that the gospel was a 'rolling corpus,' a book of sayings that grew over time, beginning as a simple written gospel containing oracles of the prophet Jesus. As the community faced various crises and constituency changes, including the delay of the Eschaton and the need to accommodate Gentiles within the group, its traditions were reinterpreted and the sayings in their gospel updated, accommodating the present experiences of the community. This volume was originally published in hardback as volume 287 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series and is part of the Early Christianity in Context subseries.
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Jesus the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

Jesus  the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

The vineyard would be understood as representing Israel (“for the vineyard of the ... An owner seeks fruit from the tenants of his vineyard, but instead of ...

Author: Robert H. Stein

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830840588

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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A seasoned Gospels scholar offers an in-depth commentary on Mark 13, the so-called Little Apocalypse. Was Jesus speaking of the end-time return of the Son of Man or the coming destruction of Jerusalem or both? How can we know? Here is a careful and insightful commentary on an important and puzzling discourse of Jesus.
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The Parables

The Parables

The second is the parable of the tenants in the vineyard, and the third is the parable of the wedding banquet in which replacement guests are invited.

Author: Paula Gooder

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781786221537

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The third volume in the Biblical Explorations series from bestselling New Testament writer Paula Gooder explores a major exponent of the Gospels: the parables of Jesus. Covering every parable, this volume focuses on some of the best-known stories in the gospels, mining their meaning afresh today. It considers why Jesus spoke in pictures and opens up the world behind the parables to reveal just how striking, memorable and challenging they were for their original hearers. Biblical Explorations is an exciting series that offers an accessible and informed study of the best loved texts in Scripture. Rooted in the conviction that greater understanding of the Bible leads to deeper discipleship, it is an essential resource for preachers, teachers and study group leaders, as well as those who simply wish to get to know the Bible better.
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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED GO O D

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED GO O D

Luke 20:9 The Parable of the Tenants He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a ...

Author: Rob Beasley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496906519

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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This book tackles that age old question of meaning and the Question of What is this thing called Go(o)d? by using the analogy of a tree. It first sets out to devise the seed of the research by giving some definitions of what the author thinks Go(o)d is. Or you might say Go(o)d's, reason for being. It's essence. Then the earliest sources of the Jesus story are examined. The roots. Finally, a big picture examination of history, the branches and canopy, reveals a theory with five related corruptions to the religious story.
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T T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament

T T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament

The point to notice, however, is that both the tenants and the son operate on the basis of the same authority (viz., the vineyard owner's), ...

Author: J. Brian Tucker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567667854

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The T & T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive Bible resource that highlights the way the NT seeks to form the social identity of the members of the earliest Christ-movement. By drawing on the interpretive resources of social-scientific theories-especially those related to the formation of identity-interpreters generate new questions that open fruitful identity-related avenues into the text. It provides helpful introductions to each NT book that focus on various social dimensions of the text as well as a commentary structure that illuminates the text as a work of social influence. The commentary offers methodologically informed discussions of difficult and disputed passages and highlights cultural contexts in theoretically informed ways-drawing on resources from social anthropology, historical sociology, or social identity theory. The innovative but careful scholarship of these writers, most of whom have published monographs on some aspect of social identity within the New Testament, brings to the fore often overlooked social and communal aspects inherent in the NT discourse. The net result is a more concrete articulation of some of the every-day lived experiences of members of the Christ-movement within the Roman Empire, while also offering further insight into the relationship between existing and new identities that produced diverse expressions of the Christ-movement during the first century. The SICNT shows that identity-formation is at the heart of the NT and it offers insights for leaders of faith communities addressing these issues in contemporary contexts.
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Jesus and the Gospels

Jesus and the Gospels

Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his ...

Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433668425

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.
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Parables for Our Time

Parables for Our Time

The parable's main characters are the owner of the vineyard, the tenants, and the collectors, including both the servants and the owner's son.

Author: Tania Oldenhage

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190287801

Category: Religion

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Over the centuries, New Testament texts have often been read in ways that reflect and encourage anti-Semitism. For example, the parable of the "wicked husbandmen," who kill the son of their landlord in order to seize the land, has been used to blame the Jews for the death of Christ. Since the Holocaust, Christian scholars have increasingly recognized and rejected this inheritance. In Parables for Our Time Tania Oldenhage seeks to fashion a biblical hermeneutics that consciously works with memories of the Holocaust. New Testament scholars have not directly confronted the horror of Nazi crimes, Oldenhage argues, but their work has nonetheless been deeply affected by the events of the Holocaust. By placing twentieth-century biblical scholarship within its specific historical and cultural contexts, she is able to trace the process by which the Holocaust gradually moved into the collective consciousness of New Testament scholars, both in Germany and in the United States. Her focus is on the scholarly interpretation of the parables of Jesus. She sets the stage with the work of Wolfgang Harnisch who exemplifies the problems surrounding Holocaust remembrance in the Germany of the 1980s and 1990s. She then turns to Joachim Jeremias's eminent work on the parables, first published in 1947. Jeremias's anti-Jewish rhetoric, she argues, should be understood not only as a perpetuation of an age-old interpretive pattern, but as representative of German difficulties in responding to the Holocaust immediately after the war. Oldenhage goes on to explore the way in which Jeremias's approach was challenged by biblical scholars in the U.S. during the 1970s. In particular, she examines the turn to literature and literary theory exemplified in the works of John Dominic Crossan and Paul Ricoeur. Nazi atrocities became part of the cultural reservoir from which Crossan and Ricoeur drew, she shows, although they never engaged with the historical facts of the Holocaust. In conclusion, Oldenhage offers her own reading of the parable of the wicked husbandmen, demonstrating how the turn from historical to literary criticism opens up the text to interpretation in light of the Holocaust. If the parables are to be meaningful in our time, she contends, we must take account of the troubling resonances between these ancient Christian stories and the atrocities of Auschwitz.
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A Rabbi Looks at Jesus Parables

A Rabbi Looks at Jesus  Parables

Parables about Vineyards , Orchards , and Fields The Parable of the Vineyard Owner and His Tenants A landowner planted a vineyard , protected it with a ...

Author: Frank Stern

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742542718

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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Intended to appeal to both Christians and Jews, A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables is an introduction to the teachings of Jesus. Each chapter uncovers hidden messages within each of Jesus' parables, compares the similarities and differences in Jesus' thinking to other Jewish sources from first-century Palestine and discusses each parable within its religious and historical context
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The Spirituality of Mark

The Spirituality of Mark

But these tenants decide they want the vineyard for themselves ( v . 7 ) and resort to violence to get it ( vv . 3–5 ) . Indeed , when the vineyard owner ...

Author: Mitzi Minor

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664256791

Category: Religion

Page: 141

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Author Mitzi Minor offers a reading of the Second Gospel that emphasizes the book's instruction for a life of faith. Mark provides guidance to Christians on how to live authentically that life of faith.
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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

5 the vineyard produces sour grapes, whereas in Jesus' parable there is no indication that the vineyard does not produce a good harvest or that the tenants ...

Author: G. K. Beale

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441210524

Category: Religion

Page: 1280

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Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to Old Testament stories and prophecies that are unfamiliar or obscure. In order to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and his followers, it is important to understand the large body of Scripture that preceded and informed their thinking. Leading evangelical scholars G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team to provide readers with a comprehensive commentary on Old Testament quotations, allusions, and echoes that appear from Matthew through Revelation. College and seminary students, pastors, scholars, and interested lay readers will want to add this unique commentary to their reference libraries. Contributors Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke Andreas J. Köstenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans Roy E. Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Brian S. Rosner (Moore Theological College) on 1 Corinthians Peter Balla (Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians Moisés Silva (author of Philippians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) on Galatians and Philippians Frank S. Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians Philip H. Towner (United Bible Societies) on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus George H. Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean M. McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation
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