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.
Frank Stern is an ordained rabbi and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion in American Life at California State University-Fullerton. He also lectures widely on Judaism, Comparative Religion, and Jewish-Christian Relations.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Search for Paradise Chapter 3 Jesus Teaches in his Hometown Synagogue Chapter 4 The Parable of the Sower Chapter 5 Jesus Teaches of the Wheat and the Weeds Chapter 6 Other Parables About The Kingdom of God Chapter 7 More Parables About the Kingdom of God Chapter 8 Parables About Servants and Workers Chapter 9 Parables About Lamps, Lights, Salt and Cities Chapter 10 Parables About Vineyards, Orchards and Fields Chapter 11 Parables Dealing with Sheep and Money Chapter 12 The Parable of a Rich Man Who Decided to Enjoy Himself Chapter 13 Parables About Dinners and Banquets Chapter 14 Parables About Fathers and Sons Chapter 15 Special People Chapter 16 The Parable of the Priest, The Levite, and the Samaritan Chapter 17 The Rich Man, the Beggar, and the Unclean Spirit Chapter 18 Two Parables in John Chapter 19 The Last Parables Chapter 20 Conclusions Chapter 21 The Secrets Jesus Taught Chapter 22 Bibliography Chapter 23 Index Chapter 24 About the Author