Talk:Parable of the Friend at Night

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'correction' by Hjmclean removed[edit]

On 23 April 2013, revision 551726521 by Hjmclean (talk) added the following as the second paragraph for the article (i.e. in the introduction) (my italics):

Correction: this parable is not about persistence. The Greek word translated "persistence" does not mean that. It means "shamelessness." The man should have gotten out of bed willingly to help the man at his door, not only because he was a neighbor in need, but because he was his friend! Not to do so would have brought shame upon the homeowner for not having helped a neighbor in need. However, the man did get out of bed, not out of hospitality or his friendship, but because he did not want his reputation to be mud in the neighborhood. Point of the parable: The end will be achieved, but in a manner that is unexpected and disturbing. See: BB Scott, Hear Then the Parable for the full interpretation.

If anyone wants to tidy this up and add references in accordance with Wikipedia standards, it could perhaps usefully go in the 'interpretation' section of the article.

Jinlye (talk) 06:32, 25 April 2013 (UTC)