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The number of measures (three) is a purposeful part of the parable. An understanding of the meaning of the parable should be based on the number three. In the Kingdom of God every person can be put into one of three groups: Gentile, Jewish, or Levite. If leaven is considered something of a spiritual nature, then the kingdom of heaven is likened to all ...


It seems to me that the Author intends us to read the parable of the Mustard seed and the parable of the leaven together, hence the pericope is v31-33 31 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 "which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is ...

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