How do we interpret special literary forms? It is important to understand the genre of the text. In the parable we look for the main characters and the points that are being made. If there are two main characters, then there should be two main points. Never forget to look back and understand the cultural context. We can't understand how the parable applies to us today without first understanding its context. Consider that parables are truth told slant. Consider what about the story made the people want to kill Jesus to find out what the parable means.
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