Chapter 7 is devoted to two twin parables and argues that they convey the same message by means of two distinct images. The use of universal human concepts allows us to identify this message and to articulate it as follows:
there is one thing that is good for all people
a person can live with God
if a person lives with God this is always good for this person
nothing else is like this
many people don’t know this
The chapter discusses the metaphors of “hiddenness,” “smallness,” “treasure,” “price,” “cost,” and “profit” and clarifies their meaning in the concepts of the two parables.
Keywords: hiddenness; meaning of metaphors; treasure; twin parables
Chapter. 3975 words.
Subjects: Biblical Studies
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