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Hermeneutics for Parables (Part 2)

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Lesson

Adolf Jülicher taught that parables tend to have one basic point of comparison, and the details are just there to make the story interesting. So you should try to understand what’s the main point of the parable. To begin with, seek to understand the parable as the first century audience would have. Consider what the Gospel writers were trying to teach. Ask how it applies to you in your current situation. 

Outline

HERMENEUTICS FOR PARABLES (PART 2)

I. HISTORICAL INTERPRETATIONS

A. Adolf Jülicher —1888

II. PRINCIPLES FOR INTERPRETING PARABLES

A. Parables generally teach one main point.

B. Seek to understand the parable as the 1st century audience.

C. Consider what the Gospel writers were trying to teach from the parable.

D. Ask how it applies to us; to our current situation.

III. APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES TO THE GOOD SAMARITAN

A. Principle #1

B. Principle #2

C. Principle #3

D. Principle #4