All of the writers in the New Testament have written their books and letters in Stories, using the literary form of the parables of Jesus. The literary form of the parables of Jesus is explained in detail in the book The 150 Parables.This is the kind of claim which deserves to be examined within the community of biblical scholars, especially those concerned with the literary structures of the Bible. If Deacon Carrell is right, then he has uncovered an important tool which can help us highlight the literary structures of the New Testament better in translation. If he is not right, he will at least have raised an important thesis which biblical scholars can wrestle with, so that in the process we all grow further in our understanding of the literary structures of the Bible.
UPDATE: The book The 150 Parables is being revised now. The author prefers that those who wish to buy the book wait until the revisions are made so they can purchase the most up-to-date version of the book. The revised book should be ready for sale in a month or two.
Categories: New Testament, Michael Carrell, literary structure, literary.criticism