While teaching in the Jerusalem The Jerusalem temple, unlike the tabernacle, was a permanent structure, although (like the tabernacle) it was a place of worship and religious activity. On one occasion Jesus felt such activity was unacceptable and, as reported in all four Gospels, drove from the temple those engaged... More and frustrating his opponents’ attempts to entrap him, Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More tells a A parable is a brief story with a setting, an action, and a result. A prominent aspect of Jesus' teaching was telling parables to illustrate something about the kingdom, or reign, of God. More that depicts him as God’s unique emissary to Israel and characterizes the Jewish leadership as rebellious against God.
From The "beloved physician" and companion of Paul More 20:19 it is clear that Jesus means this parable as an indictment of the scribes and chief priests. His telling of the parable is one of many scenes in a longer series of stories set in the temple, in which he frustrates and accuses various members of Jerusalem’s religious leadership (20:1-21:4). Given its place within the flow of the Gospel narrative, the parable offers an interpretation of Jesus’ presence in Jerusalem and the opposition there that will bring about his cruel death.
The vineyard represents Israel or, as representative of all Israel, Jerusalem. It is likely that Jesus composes the parable to recall another story about a vineyard, Isaiah, son of Amoz, who prophesied in Jerusalem, is included among the prophets of the eighth century B.C.E. (along with Amos, Hosea, and Micah)--preachers who boldly proclaimed God's word of judgment against the economic, social, and religious disorders of their time. More 5:1-7. Isaiah’s song of the vineyard describes an unproductive vineyard that will be destroyed. In Jesus’ parable, however, the vineyard produces as it should. The problem is the keepers of the vineyard, the tenant farmers who will not give the vineyard’s owner his deserved share. These tenants, according to Luke 20:19, represent the chief priests and scribes of Jerusalem. The parable implies that they are warring against God, refusing to return what is due to God. The “beloved son” of the parable represents Jesus, who is also called “beloved” in Luke 3:22. The parable depicts Jesus as one of a long line of people who have come to call Israel’s caretakers to fulfill their obligations to God, the vineyard’s owner. But, like those who come before him, the beloved son is rejected. Even more, he is killed in an attempt to keep the owner away forever.
Jesus announces that the owner of the vineyard will annihilate the tenants and give the vineyard to others. For Luke’s earliest readers, this may have recalled the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 C.E. Jesus never defines who are the “others” who will receive the vineyard, but there is obviously no reason to assume that he means Gentiles will take the place of Jews as God’s people. The parable is against members of Israel’s leadership (the tenants), not Israel as a whole (the vineyard).
Jesus’ final words, in Luke 20:17-18, do not relate smoothly to the story of the parable. In referring to A psalm is a song of praise. In the Old Testament 150 psalms comprise the psalter, although some of the psalms are laments and thanksgivings. In the New Testament early Christians gathered to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. More 118:22, he claims that something rejected by the experts will in fact come to play a necessary role. Jesus implies that through the resurrection God will overturn Jesus’ rejection. The death of the son will not be the end of the Gospel’s story.