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Articles about Parables

A parable is a short story used to teach a lesson. Parables use metaphors to draw an analogy…that is, they point to regular things to paint a picture that explains a more complex idea. From the Greek bole (throwing) and para (alongside). As a translation of the Hebrew mashal, a parable can also be considered a riddle.

Jesus used many parables…as much as one-third of His recorded words are this type of illustration, using everyday people and objects to explain spiritual reality.

A friend asked about the Parable of the Two Sons. This parable was given by Jesus, and recorded in Matthew 21:28-32. He was speaking to Jerusalem's chief priests and elders (v23). There was a man who had two sons.

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