Luke 19:11-17: Eschatological Minas

Jesus tells the parable of the servants and the minas for two reasons. First, the Jews expected the kingdom of God to appear immediately. Secondly, because he was nearing Jerusalem. What do either of these things have to do with his approach to Jerusalem? That this is how Luke transitions from the story of Zacchaeus to the parable signals that the parable cannot be read on its own, but is part of a larger literary chunk of the gospel.

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