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The Parables in the Synoptic Gospels
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke were all written from the same perspective and probably used some of the same source material for their accounts.
|Lamp on a Stand||5.14-15||4.21-22||8.16-17; 11.33|
|Wise and Foolish Builders||7.24-27||6.47-49|
|New Cloth on an Old Garment||9.16||2.21||5.36|
|New Wine in Old Wineskins||9.17||2.22||5.37-38|
|Wheat and Tares||13.24-30|
|Pearl of Great Price||13.45-46|
|Fish in the Net||13.47-50|
|Workers in the Vineyard||20.1-16|
|Wicked Tenants (Absent Landlord)||21.33-41||12.1-9||20.9-16|
|The Wedding Banquet||22.2-14|
|Talents (Mt); Minas (Lk)||25.14-30||19.11-27|
|Sheep and Goats||25.31-46|
|Moneylender and Two Debtors||7.41-43|
|Friend at Midnight||11.5-8|
|Barren Fig Tree||13.6-9|
|Places of Honor at a Wedding||14.7-14|
|Counting the Cost||14.28-33|
|Rich Man and Lazarus||16.19-31|
|Pharisee and the Tax Collector||18.9-14|
The "Parables" in John
The Gospel of John does not contain the word parable. However, in John 10.6 following Jesus' metaphor of the Good Shepard (John 10.1-5) and in John 16.25,29 following the Women in Travail (John 16.20-24), what is translated as "this figure of speech," is the Greek paroimia meaning "wise saying" or "riddle."
None of the following "parables" take the same form as the parables in the synoptic Gospels, yet Jesus' unique style of teaching is still apparent. These parables then, help to establish the historical continuity between the Gospel of John and the other four.
|Fields Ripe for Harvest||4.35-38|
|Father and Son||5.19-20|
|The Slave and the Son||8.35|
|Twelve Hours of Daylight||11.9-10|
|Kernal of Wheat||12.24|
|Walking in the Light||12.35|
|Preparing a Place||14.2-4|
|The Vine and the Branches||15.1-8|
|Women in Travail||16.20-24|
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