Jacob & the Prodigal Paperback

How Jesus retold Israel's story

by Kenneth E. Bailey;

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Jacob & the Prodigal

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Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well.

In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes.

In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

Jacob & the Prodigal by Kenneth E. Bailey was published by IVP in June 2003 and is our 21094th best seller. The ISBN for Jacob & the Prodigal is 9780830827275.

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Details for Jacob & the Prodigal

Page last updated 10th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIVP (June 2003)
Number of Pages224
Thickness19 mm
Height222 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3970906
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