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Parable of the Wicked Tenants Matthew 21:33-34, Luke 20:9-18, Mark 12:1-11


Deacon Don Griffith Special to The News This parable is linked up as it is with the Song of the vineyard in Isaiah 5:1-7, and exhibits an allegorical character which is unique among the parable to Jesus. The vineyard is clearly Israel, the tenants are Israel’s rulers and leaders, the owner of the vineyard is God, the messengers are the prophets, the Son is Christ, the punishment of the farmer (husbandmen) symbolizes the ruin of Israel, the other people (Matthew 21:43) are the Gentile Church.
The whole parable is pure allegory. The introduction of the parable, the hedge, the wine-press, and tower are derived from Isaiah 5:1ff The scriptural allusions are not to an earthly owner of a vineyard, but to….Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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