Unlocking the Parables of Jesus

Level: IntermediateNumber of Lessons: 5Avg. Length: 63 Min.Time Required: 8 Hours MinimumCEUs: 1.1Course Code: NT230
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In this course, Dr. Craig Blomberg explains the interpretive frameworks we can use to better understand the meanings of the parables. Beginning with the parable of “The Prodigal Son”, you will explore dozens of the stories Jesus told about the Kingdom of God and what it means to follow Him.

The content for this course is provided courtesy of Craig Blomberg, PhD, Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. For more information about Denver Seminary please see their website.


  1. Describe the different structures found in the parables and identify each parable’s structure.
  2. Discuss problems with some approaches to interpreting the parables.
  3. Discuss interpretations of each of the parables.
  4. Understand the importance of the scriptural, historical, and cultural setting of each parable.
  5. Identify and explain non-canonical parables.
  6. Explain the themes, theology, and Christology of the parables.
Craig L. Blomberg, PhD
  • University of Aberdeen in Scotland, PhD
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA
  • Augustana College, BA

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