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Luke 16:1-13; 1 Samuel 10:12; Proverbs 1:6; Psalm 49:5; Psalm 78:2; Ezekiel 17:2f; Ezekiel 20:49; Ezekiel 24:3f; Deuteronomy 28:37; Jeremiah 4:9; Numbers 23:7, 19; Numbers 24: 3, 15, 20-23; Matthew 15:11, 15; Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 11:19; Proverbs 1:1; Proverbs 25:1; 2 Peter 2:22; Proverbs 26:11; Luke 4:23; Luke 13:18; Luke 13:20; Luke 13:19; John 10:6; John 16:25,29; Mark 3:19-30; Matthew 12:22-37; Mark 4:11-12; Daniel 2:25; Romans 16:25-26a; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:27; Matthew 5:3, 10; James 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6; 1 Peter 1:20;
The solution to the problem of the parable of the Unjust Manager lies in determining the possible provisions in the contract of the landowner with his manager. If the manager's contract was similar to those common to our western experience, then the manager's final act was one of larceny. However, the parable was spoken by Jesus, an Oriental, to hearers who were also Orientals and who lived in an Oriental setting. The solution lies in trying to determine as carefully and as closely as possible what the contractual arrangements between landowner and manager of that day were.
Kiehl, Erich, "The Parable of the Unjust Manager in the Light of Contemporary Economic Life" (1959). Doctor of Theology Dissertation. 56.
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