Offers a view of how 'Matthew 9:15' has been interpreted in the course of the centuries, beginning from Origen, bringing a more contemporary interpretation to light. This work adds to the discussion about the right interpretation of the parables in a rich text such as 'Matthew 9:15'.
Fr. Lanfranco M. Fedrigotti is a biblical scholar teaching in Catholic seminaries in mainland China and in Taiwan.
Preface; Foreword by P. Klemens Stock, S.J.; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Two Eras of Exegetical Endeavor, A Theory of Parable Interpretation, Parable and Allegory, A Method for the Way Ahead; II. The Text, Lexicon, and Semantics of Matt 9:15; III. Matt 9:15's Nuptial Feasting and Nuptial Mourning Symbolism from YHWH the Nuptial Initiator to Jesus the Bridegroom; IV. The Immediate Context of Matt 9:15: Matt 9:14-17, A Challenge and a Revelation: "Convert to the New and Eternal Nuptials!"; V. The Nuptial Theme in Matt as a Whole; VI. Conclusion; Appendix; Postface; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index of Authors; Index of Biblical References.