Category Archives: Disciple

“The Parable of the Sower” or Why Parables?

  The Parable of the Sower is noteworthy not just for its description of the different kinds of faith, but for Jesus’ explanation of why He teaches in parables. This post deals exclusively with the latter. Most Bibles (and commentators) read the … Continue reading

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John 15:9-17 Disciple vs Apprentice

In the context of Jesus’ time, followers of Jesus (or any particular Sage) were known as talmidim (sing. talmid). In almost all English translations of the Gospels, followers of Jesus are known as disciples and most Christians and contemporary Jews are taught that … Continue reading

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