Diving headfirst into the Book of Matthew, Dods explores the parables recorded by Matthew energetically and assiduously. Each of the 13 chapters begins with a parable, followed by Dods’ astute line-by-line analysis of the Scripture and its possible interpretations, or in some cases, misinterpretations.
Dods also examines the nature of the parable itself and its effectiveness, the nature of man’s free will, and why Jesus chose to communicate the Gospel in such a manner. With Dods’ characteristically keen and piercing acumen, Parables of our Lord provides an exciting and comprehensive study of the parables recorded in Matthew and their enduring impact in the world today.
Marcus Dods (1834–1909) was born in Belford, Northumberland. Dods went on to study divinity and theology at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, where he graduated in 1854. He is a highly respected scholar, publishing over a dozen books of theology recognized for their expansive critical research.