In our search for parables of Genome recovery we start with seed.

Parable of the Sower

In our hunt for understanding language in the genome we start with parables that link language to seed. The reference story is found in Matthew 13, the parable of the sower. The following is the text for the start.

24Another proverb he proverbed to them, and said, The kingdom of the skies is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25When the men slept his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went away. 26When the blade sprang up and bore fruit then the tares also appeared. Matthew 13:24-2627The servants of the landowner came and said to him, Our master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where did the tares come from? Matthew 13:2728He said to them, An enemy did this. Matthew 13:28aHis servants then said to him, Do you want us to go and pick them out? Matthew 13:28b29He said to them, It might happen that while you are picking out the tares you might also uproot the wheat with them. 30Let them both grow as 1 until the harvest and at the harvest season I will say to the reapers, Pick out the tares 1st and bind them into bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat to my storehouse. Matthew 13:29-30 (Matthew 13:24-30 BRB)

Here Joshua explains the problem of good seed sown into a field, but which had tares sown in by an enemy.


Later in the chapter, after a series of parables have been given, Joshua asks a question, and then gives the interpretive key for these stories.

51Joshua said to them, Have you understood all of these things? Matthew 13:51aThey said to him, Yes, our master. Matthew 13:51b52He said to them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed in the kingdom of the skies is like the man who is the master of the house who brings out from his treasures new and old things. A Leviticus 26:10 Matthew 13:52 (Matthew 13:51-52 BRB)

Verse 52 in Aramaic uses the term 'scribe' to indicate these parables are about the manuscript and its history.

Seed, if you will are letters written down at some point in history.

What carries those letter and where are they sown? Other stories will add details.