Approach: Examining two accounts of a wedding banquet and discovering their meaning and relationship.

Hermeneutic objective: Observing similes and practicing the use of a concordance.

Theological objective: In this final parable rebuking Jewish religious authorities, the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast is the identification of the nation of Israel as the original invited guests who declined or ignored the Kings's invitation and murdered the King's messengers - His prophets. Now Jesus makes clear that the invitation to the Kingdom of God is going out to all and anyone.