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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Luke 15:32

THEME

God seeks out the lost

SETTING

c.27–29 CE The road to Jerusalem.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God during His ministry in Galilee.

The father A farmer.

The prodigal son The farmer’s younger son.

The older son The farmer’s older son.

Of all of the allegorical and moral tales that Jesus told during His ministry, the parable of the prodigal son is one of the most beloved and well-known. Widely regarded as one of the greatest short stories ever told, the tale offers profound insights on the human condition, and its essential message of repentance, forgiveness, and redemption has ensured its timeless ...

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