[XTalk] Re: Middle Eastern story telling norms
- On 9 Jan 00, at 23:40, Davies wrote:
> On the other hand it seems ratherThis sounds uncannily like _Godspell_. Have you ever seen it? There
> likely that Jesus' parables are parody-riddles (Mark seems
> to have thought so... cf. Chapter 4). He seems to have told
> the riddle without any intention of telling the punch line.
> Jesus "Why is the Kingdom of God like a mustard seed?"
> Wanda "I give up, why is it?"
> Jesus "Seek and ye shall find. Why is the Kingdom of God
> like a man who took seed... etc?"
> Wanda "Tell me!"
> Jesus "The hidden will be revealed. Why is the Kingdom of God
> like a fisherman who caught a bunch of fish and tossed back
> the little ones keeping the big one?"
is one seen where Jesus tells the log and the speck saying to Judas
beginning with "I say I say I say". All very embarrassing.
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