Questions regarding the short stories of Jesus known as the parables. They were common teaching devices in Jesus's era. Famous ones include the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and the Pearl of Great Price.

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Why did Christ speak in parables?

Mark 4:11-12, Luke 8:10 & Matt. 13:13-15 says that Christ spoke in parables so that the multitude in 'seeing they would not see' and 'hearing they would not hear', etc. What does this mean? ...