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This series of lectures came from the course of Swete’s teaching at the University of Cambridge in 1908. The lectures themselves drew a crowd of students larger than his usual attendance and received a popular reception. Featuring 18 lectures treating 18 of Jesus’ parables, various lectures on topics that find their foundation in Jesus’ parables, and lectures on the interpretation and use of parables, this volume presents 30 lectures exegeting and applying parabolic wisdom.

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Henry Barclay Swete (1835–1917) was an Anglican clergyman and noted biblical scholar who published works on the Old and New Testaments, as well as on Christian doctrine. He was ordained in 1838 and became a theological lecturer and tutor at Caius College in 1869. He then served as professor of pastoral theology at King’s College, London, and later became regius professor of divinity at Cambridge in 1890. He received an honorary doctorate of divinity from the University of Glasgow in 1901.