Friday, May 8, 2020
The Parable of the Lost Coin
The Parable of the Lost Coin is found in Luke 15.8-10.
Or what woman, having ten drachmas, if she would lose one drachma,
does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek resolutely until she finds?
Our previous study was about a man that owned 100 sheep, not a poor shepherd. This parable is about a woman who has ten drachmas (silver coins) – she is by no means a marginal, outcast, or poor woman. She’s not only relatively well-off, she has a house. Luke 15 confirms what we know from other sources: women in Judea have access to their own funds – they are hardly the poorest of the poor. All four Gospels, in various ways, describe interactions Yeshua, the Jewish Jesus, had with women. So, a parable about a woman would have appealed to his female followers. Continue reading at -