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The question as posed contains an implicit assumption that needs to be challenged -- or at least teased out into the open. It is this: that numerical represention of character types in Jesus' parables ought to reflect the proportion of attention Jesus gave to them outside the parables. This is important for the the particular case of "wealthy vs. poor" ...


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To me it appears as though you're insisting on a critical scholarly approach to an elementary subject. The scriptures themselves seem to answer your original question of why there are more sayings about rich people than poor people: "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men ...


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One consistent theme of the Gospels is the superiority of "spiritual wealth" (meaning the "richness* of a life lived in connection with God) over material wealth. This theme is exemplified in the Parable of the Rich Fool, Luke 12:16-21, and in Matthew 6:19-21: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where ...



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