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Dr. Wright draws some life lessons out of The Parable of the Tenants.
The image of a vineyard returns in the next parable, which presents a situation that would have been common in Galilee, where many rich absentee landowners rented their farms to tenants and required part of the harvest as rent. Such masters were often resented by the tenants. When the master in this parable sent his servants to collect the rent, the tenants refused to pay and beat up the servants (21:34–35). Subsequent messengers received the same treatment (21:36). After a while, the master decided to send his own son whom he thought the tenants would respect (21:37). But the tenants, emboldened by their past actions, killed his son (21:38–39).