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GSRE 199.06 The Power of Story: Christ’s Parables and Your Life Story (Walling) (FYS)

Parables of Jesus

  • Parable of the Lost Sheep: Matthew 18: 10-14  , Luke 15:3-7
  • Parable of the Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10 
  • Parable of the Lost Son / Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-32
  • Parable of the Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37
  • Parable of the Leaven (Kingdom of Heaven is like Yeast): Matthew 13:33
  • Parable of the Pearl: Matthew 13:45-46
  • Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13:33 / Mark 4:30-34
  • Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector: Luke 18:9-14
  • Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard: Matthew 20:1-16
  • Parable of the Widow and the Judge: Luke 18:1-8
  • Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus: Luke 16:19-31

Use your Study Bible or a site like

Find Books

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Online 

This resource is one of the most trusted and long-running scholarly commentaries series for Biblical Studies scholars. It includes a book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha to make available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of the Bible. This resource is a great place to find information about the parables of Jesus.


Search the Libraries catalog for other books on the Parables. Try searching the catalog using these subject headings:

You can also browse the shelves in Payson Library at these call number ranges:

  • New Testament
    • BS 2333 New Testament
    • BS 2548 Gospels and Acts
    • BS 2549 Gospels
    • BS 2570 Matthew
    • BS 2580 Mark
    • BS 2589 Luke and Acts
    • BS 2590 Luke



Some commentary series are in Payson Library's Reference section, including the following:

  • Anchor Bible Commentary
  • Word Biblical Commentary
  • Hermeneia
  • Smith & Helwys

Find additional commentaries here:

Finding Articles

To find journal articles, try using the databases ATLA, which covers Religion periodicals, or Academic Search Complete, which is interdisciplinary.

Be sure to limit your results, so that only articles from peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals appear. You can do this on EBSCOhost via the search page:

For more on finding articles, click the corresponding tab on the left-hand side of the page.