"From a numismatic point of view we might conclude the parables in Q, Matthew, and Luke simply reflect patterns of coin use in Rome’s eastern provinces, where both Greek and Roman denominations circulated. Yet I suggest the parables display an understanding of the provincial monetary system that is more technical, abstract, and imaginative than we have previously recognized."
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