Parables in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity: Towards a New Comparative Approach


Within ancient Judaism only the Jesus movement and the pharisaic / rabbinic movement share the extensive use of parables as a form of religious teaching, reflection and propaganda. This research group examines the methodological problems, the scientific benefits and pitfalls of comparative research into parables of Jesus transmitted in early Christian literature and the parables extant in Rabbinic literature.


Annette Merz
Lieve Teugels

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