Sowing Seeds...

Matthew 13, 8

"Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop - a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

It was only quite recently that someone mentioned this being rather odd - why sixty, why thirty? Why not fifty and twenty-five?

There were two "hundreds" - the "long hundred" of 120 items and the hundred of 100 items. Clearly the "hundred" in this parable is the long hundred.

Never thought about it when I was at school; probably because I wasn't really listening in Morning Assembly ..."

A teacher friend of mine used to remark of one class "and some fell upon concrete ..."