Keys To The Kingdom: The Layers of Wisdom In Parables

Using analogies to allude to something deeper is a rabbinical technique called remez (רֶמֶז) or “hints.” It’s like giving the audience the okay to move past the literal interpretations and consider what allegories are present. Yeshua would use a remez to make connections between what he was saying and bring it back to scriptures that […]

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Keys to the Kingdom: A Desire To Know

“To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are told in parables, so that while seeing they may not see, and while hearing they may not understand.” -Luke 8:10 Before you let the word mystery scare you off I promise you this isn’t […]

THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING

Keys of the Kingdom? What? Many of us struggle to understand what this phrase even means. We look for physical keys that unlock actual doors. Christ alludes to why this methodology will never work when He states “through hearing, they may not understand.” Of course there’s a metaphysical aspect to Luke 8:10 but how many […]