Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ' 'The Speck and the Log


A SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO UNFOLD THE METAPHORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE SELECT PARABLES OF THE SON OF GOD FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

Harikumar Pallathadka; Tiganlung Rikhi Panmei; Shoraisam Kiran Singh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4131-4140

A parable is a metaphorical analogy and a form of narration used to teach ethical concepts,
and Jesus Christ has prevalently used parables in his teaching. His parables are evident in the
three synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Jesus employed parables in teaching to
reach the commoners because the ethical concept that Jesus narrated was lofty. The bible
scholars argue that Jesus adopted this method of teaching to reach the commoners to the
fullest. The present research paper studies the following parables: 'The Lamp,' 'The Speck
and the Log,' and 'New Cloth on Old Garment.' The present research paper aims to make a
semiotic approach to the selected parables of Jesus Christ. It attempts to unfold the
significance of the signs utilized and determines how the signs are correlated to the text of
Jesus.