The Story of Zacchaeus

The story of Zacchaeus is one of the most well known stories in the gospels. But when you read it there is a strange information distribution. Now, what’s information distribution? One of the helpful things that you can do when you’re trying to understand a story, especially a well-known one, is look at how much information is devoted to each major section or event or character in the story.

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Luke 12:1 - Crowd-Dough

Luke 12 opens with a description of the setting, "...many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another." While this may seem that Luke includes this to emphasize the quantity of people gathering to hear Jesus speak, there are indications that this is not the reason or not the only reason.

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