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The Parables of Jesus

Paperback|May 1999
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Barclay finds in these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. As Barclay writes, the parables of Jesus "are stories which are not so much the heritage and the material of the scholar and...


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Barclay finds in these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. As Barclay writes, the parables of Jesus "are stories which are not so much the heritage and the material of the scholar and the theologian as they are the possession of every man". Each chapter analyzes an individual parable -- identifies its theme, explains it in light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.
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William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today.


The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.


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William Barclay

Born 1907 in Scotland, William Barclay studied at Glasgow and Marburg universities. He was ordained in 1933 and inducted to Renfrew Trinity Church until 1946 when he was appointed Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature at Glasgow University and later to the position of Professor in New Testament and Divinity. In 1956 the Degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him and he held several prestigious academic positions subsequently. Barclay was a theologian, author, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. His Daily Study Bible won international acclaim, and in 1968 he published his own translation of the New Testament. Barclay was married to Barbara and had three children, he died in 1978.