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Thursday, 7 April 2016
Action Packed Dramas IV

The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation,
Brad H Young, Hendricksen, 1998
Chapter 11, "The Find" (pp. 199-221), page 216-217

Laying out the individual scenes of the two parables, Young sees remarkable similarities:

SceneOrdinary
Person
Extraordinary
Person
1Not SeekingSeeking
2Finds treasureFinds pearl
3Joyfully sells all(Joyfully) sells all
4Buys treasureBuys pearl

The function of the scenes is parallel:

SceneAction
1Describe person
2Confrontation
3Decision
4Risk

In scene 1 the characters are introduced and their action is described ... In scene 2 the listeners are surprised when they are confronted with a hidden treasure and a pearl of great price. The word pictures set up the listeners for a sudden shift, which demands an action ...

In the third scene, the characters take the decision to buy at all costs and in the fourth they go ahead to risk the purchase.

But is this legal?

Posted By Jonathan, 8:00am Comment Comments: 0