Parables and Ears to Hear
The word Parable is used 17 times in the bible. There are 8 parables in the book of Matthew chapter 13 of the Kingdom of Heaven:
The Sower, The Tares, The Mustard Seed, The Leaven, The Treasure, The Goodly Pearls, The Drag-net [Good and Bad Together], The Scribe.
In the book of Luke is: The Two Debtors, The Parable of the Sower, The Good Samaritan, The Unfortunate Friend, The Rich Fool, The Barren Fig Tree, The Lost Sheep, The Lost Piece of Silver, The Lost Son, The Unjust Steward, The Rich Man and Lazarus, The Unjust Judge and the Widow, The Pharisee and the Publican.
What is a parable? It is number 3850 in the Greek with connecting numbers 3942 and number 4912 in the Hebrew.
In the Websters Dictionary it is a fictitious short story used to teach some truth or moral lesson. To use figurative language, an allegory of metaphorical nature, a fictitious illustration as the same as a proverb.
On many occasions Jesus Christ made the statement: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear”. Well, what does this mean? We all have ears but some folks cannot hear for some reason or another.
This means to have understanding of what is being said or what is written.
Jesus said these words on seven occasions while here on earth, and again in the book of Revelation after His ascension.