Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Luke 16:1-13; 1 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; Ephesians 5:8; Hebrews 11:19; Hebrews 9:9; John 12:36; John 5:36; Luke 1:25f; Luke 11:13; Luke 12:16-21; Luke 12:33ff; Luke 14:13f; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 18:22; Luke 18:6f; Luke 19:17; Luke 19:8f; Luke 6:20,24; Luke 6:38; Mark 1:15; Mark 10:30; Mark 9:43-48; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:21-23 ; Matthew 25:31-46; Matthew 6:19ff; Matthew 6:24; Matthew 7:11;


The purpose of this paper will be to present a brief and comparative overview of the most significant previous investigations and interpretations of the Parable of the Unjust Steward. This study is not an attempt to draw up a chronological history of how the parable has been interpreted in past eras. When older interpretations are incorporated it is for the sake of historical perspective or because they are significant. The life situations- which may have prompted a certain view have largely been omitted. Neither has a conscious effort been made to include a study of hermeneutical principles. The present paper is intended to be practical for the reader in that it holds forth for comparison the end results of the major and most significant exegetical procedure which has been applied to the Parable of the Unjust Steward.

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