“Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.”
King James Version (KJV)
15:25 The elder son seems to represent the Pharisees and scribes, mentioned #Lu 15:2|.
Lu 15:25 Now his elder son. The Pharisees had complained of Jesus that "he receiveth sinners" (Lu 15:2). So the elder son complains that the father had welcomed the prodigal. Music and dancing. In the dance of Judea the sexes did not intermingle. It was usually performed by hired professional dancers.