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  • 1 PARABLE — PARABLE, from the Greek παραβολὴ (lit. juxtaposition ), the usual Septuagint rendering of Hebrew mashal ( comparison, saying, and derived meanings ). No distinction is made in biblical usage between parable, allegory, and fable; all are forms of… …

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  • 2 Parable — Par a*ble, n. [F. parabole, L. parabola, fr. Gr. ? a placing beside or together, a comparing, comparison, a parable, fr. ? to throw beside, compare; para beside + ? to throw; cf. Skr. gal to drop. Cf. {Emblem}, {Gland}, {Palaver}, {Parabola},… …

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  • 3 parable — (n.) early 14c., saying or story in which something is expressed in terms of something else, from O.Fr. parable, from L. parabola comparison, from Gk. parabole a comparison, parable, lit. a throwing beside, from para alongside (see PARA (Cf. para …

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  • 4 parable — [par′ə bəl] n. [ME < MFr parabole < LL(Ec) parabola, an allegorical relation, parable < L, comparison < Gr parabolē, an analogy (< paraballein, to throw beside: see PARA 1 & BALL2), in N.T. & LXX, parable: transl. of Heb mashal,… …

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  • 5 Parable — Par a*ble, v. t. To represent by parable. [R.] [1913 Webster] Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Parable — Par a*ble, a. [L. parabilis, fr. parare to provide.] Procurable. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 parable — *allegory, myth, fable …

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  • 8 parable — [n] moral story allegory, fable, legend, lesson, tale, teaching; concept 282 …

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  • 9 parable — ► NOUN ▪ a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. ORIGIN Latin parabola comparison, discourse, allegory , from Greek parabol (see PARABOLA(Cf. ↑parabola)) …

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  • 10 Parable — For a comparison of parable with other kinds of stories, see Myth, legend, fairy tale, and fable. The Parable of the Good Samaritan by Jan Wijnants (1670) shows the Good Samaritan tending the injured man. A parable is …

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  • 11 Parable of the Talents — The Parable of the Talents (sometimes just the Parable of Talents) is a parable of Jesus in . It was told to illustrate an aspect of the nature of the Kingdom of Heaven. Christians have taken it to mean that diligence in carrying out one s… …

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  • 12 Parable of the Ten Virgins — The Parable of the Ten Virgins , or the Wise and Foolish Virgins, is a parable told by Jesus in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew [http://www.biblija.net/biblija.cgi?m=Mt+25 id7=1 pos=0 set=17 l=en2 25:1 13] ) [The Holy Bible, King James Version] .… …

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  • 13 Parable of the Sower — The Parable of the Sower is a parable of Jesus according to all of the Synoptic Gospels (at [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%204:1 20; version=31; Mark 4:1 20] , [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2013:1 23;… …

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  • 14 Parable of the Tares — Jesus tells the Parable of the Tares in the Gospel of Matthew and in the noncanonical Gospel of Thomas. It refers to the coming of the Son of Man, when angels will separate the evil ones ( tares or weeds) from the worthy (the wheat), and the evil …

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  • 15 Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen — The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen is a parable of Jesus recounted in the Gospels of Luke, [] and Thomas. [ [http://www.webcom.com/gnosis/naghamm/gosthom.html saying 65 66] ] Thomas, as usual, provides no narrative context, but the Synoptic… …

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  • 16 Parable of the great banquet — Jan Luyken: the invitation, Bowyer Bible …

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  • 17 Parable of the Good Samaritan — The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a New Testament parable appearing only in the Gospel of Luke . [. The stricken figure in the parable represents all those who are spiritually sick, such as the gentiles and the sinners. That it was a priest… …

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  • 18 Parable of the empty jar — The parable of the empty jar, also known as the parable of the woman with a jar is a parable attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas. [http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gthlamb.html G. Thomas 97] AuthenticityThe scholars of the Jesus Seminar gave …

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  • 19 Parable of the Leaven — The Parable of the Leaven was given by Jesus in the New Testament (Matthew and Luke). It consists of essentially a single sentence, and immediately follows The Parable of the Mustard Seed in both Matthew and Luke :bibleref|Matthew|13:33|130 He… …

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  • 20 Parable of the Faithful Servant — Etching by Jan Luyken illustrating the parable, from the Bowyer Bible. The Parable of the Faithful Servant (or Parable of the Door Keeper) is a parable of Jesus found in three out of the four Canonical gospels in the …

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