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Parables in the Bible - Jesus' Parables
We can find parables in the Old and in the New Testament.
In the Old Testament parables are often told by the Prophets, i.e. in Isaiah 5, 1-7, or in 2nd Samuel, 12, as told to King David by Nathan.
In the New Testament Jesus tells parables to the people. Superficially Jesus’ parables seem to deal with daily living and working conditions of the people of his time.
However in his parables Jesus wants people to open their ears, eyes and hearts so that, with the help of these stories, they will learn to recognize God, God’s love and God’s kingdom. They will also gain an insight into their personal faith.
Parables are metaphors which are told as a story. In a metaphor a word, a phrase or sometimes a story is transferred from one field, where they have an original meaning, to another where it may seem strange. It’s about things behind the reality. The Metaphors help get to the heart of the matter.
Today we can still learn a lot from Jesus’ parables if we consider the interpersonal relations of these people (i. e. their family lives, life in their communities etc.), and think about their faith and values. In this context we can reflect on our own lives, environment and faith.

While tackling the contents of the parables and stories from the Bible we deduce that they are broad and everlasting thoughts.


Daily lives of the people +
something outrageous or incredible
God, God’s love
and God's Kingdom;
trust and faith in God