Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible

Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible

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Schipper examines the intimate relationship between parables and conflict in the Hebrew Bible. Challenging the scholarly consensus, he argues that parables do not function as appeals to change their audience's behavior.... and devour the cedars of Lebanona€) represents a a€œseparate proverba€ that means, a€œA small spark can kindle a huge blaze. ... As seen throughout this book, parables in the Hebrew Bible help intensify their speakersa#39; point(s) by comparing the ... The parable does not have to represent a pure allegory to perform this function.

Title:Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible
Author:Jeremy Schipper
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-04-13


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