Matthean Sets of Parables

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No 340


By Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi
March 2013
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161517303                             
433 pages
$177.50 Paper Original

The parables of Matthew were often read from the perspective of its synoptic counterpart. This led, for example, the assertion that there was no separate parable in Matthew theory. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi analyzes the three compositions parable in Matthew's Gospel carefully and in detail. He points to a new approach to understanding the parables of Matthew and calls for a reading that freed the gospel of the "dependency" of his sources. Through meticulous study of the texts, the author illustrates the connection between the various parables in Matthew's Gospel by their common theology and its context. It discusses the narrative and rhetorical structure of the parables in Matthew got to give answer to the central question of the gospel, namely, those who accept the protagonists of the gospel or reject it and the consequences of each decision.


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