This matter has had my concern for some years now. I see that there is a great confussion in mainly wo the virgins realy represent.
My concern lies in the fact that if the virgins are wives to be of the groom, then Jesus was using a parable using poliginy (understandable for the jewish and new chritians). If these virgins are not the wives to be of the bridegroom, bu merely bride's maids, what is so devastating if 5 of the maids can not enter the marriage feast?
What is the relation 'Kindom of God" and not so significant brides maids?
If Jesus is the groom, should the parable not be talking about the wive(s) to be instead of the brides maids?
When we get a definite and eliable expanation on this matter, oter issues will become clearer.