Matthew 13:34-35. In Matthew 13, we find several parables. Why did Jesus teach in so many parables? Matthew uses prophecy to explain Jesus’ fondness of parables. What is a “parable”? We often say that a parable is a “earthly story with an heavenly meaning.”
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Matthew says that the reason Jesus is teaching in parables is that this is the fulfillment of prophecy (Matt 13:34-35).
Asaph tells the Israelites how sinful their forefathers were by using “parables.”
According to prophecy, Jesus would “utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”