Below are some key points and examples of how to understand biblical texts, which were written in a very special way. More details and key points are found in the books, along with the newly revealed parables that up until now were completely overlooked for over a millennium.

The parables are formed into five sections with five identical parts. They are named:

Prelude - PR or pr
Background - BG or bg
Critical Point - CP or cp
Critical Point’s Wisdom, Truth or Fact - WT or wt
Critical Point’s Wisdom, Truth or Fact taken a Step Further - SF or sf

The prelude introduces the parable or section. The background gives background information to the parable. The critical point catches the readers attention. It is the critical point of the parable or section, and so on. Contemplating the sections or parts and their purpose give the reader deeper understanding of what the author is presenting.

The “sandwich” is the prPR and the sfSF, the first and last parts of a parable. It lets the reader know more about what is going on in the parable. It also helps a person recall the parable.

The prPR and the sfSF are the enlarged verses below in Mark Parable 23, located at the beginning and end of the parable.


Mark Parable 23

PR
31"The second is this,'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
There is no other
commandment greater than these." 32The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE,
AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM; 33 AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART,
AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING, AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
34When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God."

BG
After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.
35 And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 
36"David himself said in the Holy Spirit, 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD,
"SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET."' 37"David himself calls Him 'Lord'; so in what sense is He his son?"
And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.

CP
38 In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, 39and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 40 who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers;
these will receive greater condemnation." 41
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you,
this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on."
Mark 13 1
As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!" 
2And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.

WT
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately, 4"Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?" 5And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. 6"Many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He!' and will mislead many.
7"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
8"For nation will rise up against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom;

SF
there will be earthquakes in various places;
there will also be famines.
These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. 
9"But be on your guard; for they will
deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
10"The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.




The critical point of the parable is located in the middle, called the CP section. The cpCP is the enlarged verse below in Luke Parable 26.


Luke Parable 26

PR
34 The eye is the lamp of your body;
when your
eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
35 Then watch out that the light in you is not
darkness.
36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as wh
en the lamp illumines you with its rays.”
37 Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee asked Him to have lunch with him;

BG
and He went in, and reclined at the table.
38 When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal.
39 But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
40 You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.
42 “But woe to you Pharisees!

CP
For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God;
but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. 43 Woe to you Pharisees!
For you love the chief seats in the synagogues and the respectful greetings in the market places. 44 Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.”
45 One of the lawyers said to Him in reply, “Teacher,
when You say this, You insult us too.”

WT
46 But He said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.
48 So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them,
and you build
their tombs.
49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them
they will
kill and some they will persecute, 50 so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world,
may be charged against this generation,

SF
51 from the blood of Abel

to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the house of God; yes, I tell you, it shall be charged against this generation.’ 52 Woe to you lawyers!
For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter,
and you hindered those who were entering.”
53 When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects, 54 plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.



The critical point’s wisdom, truth or fact of a parable is the WT section. See below.



Matthew Parable 3


PR
Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth.This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matthew 3 1 Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, “THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS,‘
MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”

4 Now John himself had a
garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist;

BG
and his food was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea
and all the district around the Jordan; 6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’;
for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

CP
10 The axe is already
laid at the root of the trees;
therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I,
and I am
not fit to remove His sandals;
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

WT
12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor;
and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 13 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You,
and do You come to me?”
15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit
it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”

SF
Then he permitted Him.
16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, 17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well-pleased.”
Matthew 4 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.





The wtSF gives insight into the next parable. The wtSF in John Parable 22 is “and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”



John Parable 22

PR

But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?”
And there was a division among them. 17 So they said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.” 18 The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight, 19 and questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?”
20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees, we do not know;
or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.”
22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews;

BG
for the Jews had already agreed that
if anyone confessed Him to be
Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. 23 For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” 24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.”
25 He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know;
one thing I do know,
that though I was blind, now I
see.”

CP

26 So they said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
27 He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again?
You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?”
28 They reviled him and said, “You are His disciple,
but we are disciples of Moses.

WT
29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man,

we do not know where He is from.”
30 The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from,
and
yet He opened my eyes.
31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

SF

32 Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind.
33 If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” So they put him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had put him out,

“and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

36 He answered, “Who is He, Lord,





Here is an example of how the letters were written using the underlying parable blueprint.



The Philemon Parable

PR
1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker,
2 and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I thank my God always,
making mention of you in my prayers,because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;
6
 and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.

BG
7 For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
8 Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper,
9 yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you—since I am such a person as Paul, the aged,
and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you,
but now is useful both to you and to me.

CP
12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel;
14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave,
but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you,
both in the flesh and in the Lord.

WT
17 If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me.
18 But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;
19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand,
I will repay it not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well).
20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord;
refresh my heart in Christ.

SF
21 Having confidence in your obedience,
I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.
22 At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your
prayers I will be given to you.
23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, 24 as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Scripture used with permission.
Lockman Foundation.