William Arnot’s take on the parables of Jesus provides a refreshing, intelligent view of metaphor, analogy, and symbolism. Applying his expertise on proverbial and analogous language to the parables, Arnot presents a logical interpretation of the parables that exegetes the Gospel’s narratives in harmony with the rest of the Bible.
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He was a great lover and admirer of nature, and from her works drew many lessons to illustrate his sermons. His addresses to the young both instructed and fascinated their minds. . . . Mr. Arnot’s books and his contributions to magazines were popular and much read. . . . As a citizen he was highly esteemed.
—Andrew Aird, publisher and writer, Aird & Coghill
William Arnot (1808–1875) was a Scottish preacher and theological writer who studied and ministered in Glasgow through the Free Church of Scotland. He earned his theological degree from Glasgow University. He was widely recognized for his study of ancient Greek and is best known for his books on Proverbs.