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Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus
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Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus


Fortress Press 1990

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


By building on the labors of such illustrious predecessors as Adolf Jülicher, C.H. Dodd, and Joachim Jeremias, as well as the modern findings of Robert Funk, Dan Via, and John Dominic Crossan, Bernard Scott provides the most encyclopedic account of the parables in years. Hear Then the Parable is an innovative literary-social reading of all the parables of Jesus.

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Key Features

  • Includes fresh insights on Jesus’ parables
  • Relates earlier work on the parables to more recent studies
  • Provides contemporary New Testament research


  • Identity
  • I Remember Mama
  • How to Mismanage a Miracle
  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
  • What If No One Came?
  • You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down
  • Who’s That Masked Man?
  • Patrons and Clients
  • A Hard-Hearted Man
  • Reading of the Will
  • A Master’s Praise
  • The King's Accounting
  • Am I Not Doing You Right?
  • Artifacts
  • One Rotten Apple
  • A Garden of Delights
  • What Did the Farmer Sow?
  • What If They Gave a War?
  • The Mustard Tree
  • Finders Keepers
  • Where’s The Fox?

Praise for the Print Edition

Bernard Brandon Scott’s Hear Then the Parable is a superb synthesis of where we have come from in terms of literary analysis and where we are going in terms of social analysis.

John Dominic Crossan, president, Society of Biblical Literature

Hear Then the Parable is the most comprehensive study of the parables in half a century. Scott’s reading of the parables is filled with flashes of brilliant insight. Everyone who interprets the parables—in pulpit, classroom, or personal study—will want to own the book.

—David Buttrick, Emeritus Drucilla Buffington Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics, Vanderbilt Divinity School

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About Bernard Brandon Scott

Bernard Brandon Scott is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Phillips Graduate Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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