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The Prodigal Son in Context

To fully understand any of Jesus’ sayings, it is necessary to understand the first century Jewish context in which he lived. Professor Amy-Jill Levine provides such a context in her exegesis of the parable of the prodigal son which has been summarised in a blog:

You can hear Dr Levine speaking on the subject here:

The Provocation of the Prodigal