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Feb
22
comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
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Feb
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comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
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Feb
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comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
Is it necessary to assume that the gospel writers are making this stuff up? All the gospel writers agree that Jesus was condemned by the Romans for claiming to be the king of the Jews. How and when did he publically claim this? He did it by entering Jerusalem on a donkey and cleansing the temple. This was a symbolic act with a political message. It made perfect sense to those who knew Israel's history. Zachariah 9:9, while interesting, isn't really the issue here. The primary allusion is to the coronation of both Solomon and the Macabees and the relationship these kings had to the temple.
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revised What was meant by “paradise” when Jesus spoke to the thief on the cross?
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comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
Waving palm branches was how the Macabees were celebrated as they entered Jerusalem after defeating the Seleucid king. It's not necessary to claim that gospel writers are untrustworthy on this point.
Feb
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comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
@Belinda by successor, I mean no successor who sat on the throne. Saul may have had offspring but he had no dynasty.
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revised In the Gospel of Mark, why does Jesus heal this blind man twice?
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