Jacob and the Prodigal
How Jesus Retold the Story of Israel
By (author) Kenneth E Bailey
Jacob and the Prodigal by Kenneth E Bailey
Book DescriptionIsrael, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well. In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes. In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780830827275
(222mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Inter-Varsity Press,US
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth E Bailey
Good Shepherd, Paperback / softback (December 2014)
Kenneth Bailey, with his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, traces the theme of the good shepherd from its origins in Psalm 23 through the prophets and into the New Testament, observing how it changed, developed and was applied by the biblical writers over a thousand-year span.
Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes, Paperback / softback (October 2011)
In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines the canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients.
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, Paperback / softback (January 2008)
Ken Bailey draws from extended studies and firsthand experience of the Middle East's peasant class to help us read the Gospels as they were meant to be read. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.
Cross & the Prodigal, Paperback / softback (January 2000)» View all books by Kenneth E Bailey
Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.
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