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Joysightings are ‘some of my favorite things’— mainly parables of Safed the Sage and others. 

Mar 24, 2022

After being directly involved in Bible translation since 1983, I have wanted to share with younger generations about the things I have learned from my experiences as a Bible translator— the things that made the most impact on me through my years. I have now decided to put a few of my most important stories in...

Mar 22, 2022

Today I would like to give pointers for understanding Jesus’ parables. I consider the parable to be one of the greatest of all teaching devices, and a legacy of the Greatest Teacher. I will end this episode by sharing about one of my favorite writers of non-Biblical parables.

One little detail to understand is that...

Sep 27, 2020

Parables by William E. Barton, from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage, published in 1919. This book is available for free download at the Library of Congress.

Jun 18, 2019

Parables by William E. Barton published in 1919.