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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
947 words

*Teaching by means of a comparison; stories of varying length containing a meaning or message over and above the

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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43 words

Short, simple story intended to convey a moral or religious message. The best-known parables are those attributed to Jesus Christ

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
277 words
short, fictional stories that illustrate a moral or religious lesson. Parables are found in the Hebrew Bible, in rabbinic literature, and in the New Testament. The most outstanding ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
84 words

(Gk., parabolē).

A story or illustration of important teaching, used by rabbis and by Jesus, more direct than

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,962 words

A parable is a picturesque figure of language in which an analogy refers to a similar but different reality. In

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Alexander Kazhdan and Elizabeth M. Jeffreys

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
146 words

(παραβολη̑). In the theory of rhetoric, a comparison that differs from an example by including within its scope both animate and inanimate nature (...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old French from an ecclesiastical Latin ... More

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