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Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Luke 19:11-27; 1 Peter 2:7; Acts 2:33; Acts 4:11; Genesis 22:2; Isaiah 5:1; Luke 15:3-7; Mark 1:11; Mark 10:33; Mark 12: 1-12; Mark 8:31; Mark 9:31; Matthew 13:36-43; Matthew 18:12-14; Matthew 21: 33-46; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 24:32-25; Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:14-30; Psalm 117;
Is Christ the son in the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen? The Church would consider this question a valid one during any period of her history, because she has always associated the interpretation of parables with the content of her faith. But a question of this nature demands more careful consideration in the age of Biblical criticism, because it must be considered from several viewpoints. One hundred and fifty years ago, our question could have been viewed from this perspective: Did Jesus refer to Himself as the son in the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen as it is recorded in Holy Scriptures? Today, on the basis of Synoptic studies and research on the parables, we must look at this question from at least four perspectives:1. How does the writer of Matthew interpret the son in this parable? 2. How does Mark interpret the son? 3. How does Luke interpret the son? 4. What did Jesus intend when He originally told the parable to a Palestinian audience? In order to answer the original question, it is2essential to understand the parable as a literary form, and it is also necessary to understand the interpretations of the authors of individual Synoptic Gospels and the needs of the early Christian community to which they addressed themselves.
Carter, Stephen, "Is Christ the Son in the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen" (1965). Master of Divinity Thesis. 79.
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