Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY to be read in Christian Science churches on November 25, 1967

This parable spake Jesus unto them (John 10:6)

It is of interest to note that the Greek word rendered "parable'" is paroimia, meaning more literally "allegory,'" a word never used by the synoptic Gospel writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke) . Moreover, when the synoptists refer to Jesus' parables, they employ an entirely different word, parabole, which, in turn, is never used by John.

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10)

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Signs of the Times
November 18, 1967

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