The other triumphal entry — Matthew 21:6–11

The King’s judgements I love a sporting victory parade. The Olympic- and Paralympic parades through London in 2012 and 2016 were glorious events of sporting achievements were glorious events, as was the 2019 parade in Liverpool to celebrate them winning the UEFA Champions League that year. Sporting parades are generally happy events, though the crowd …

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Matthew’s Passion: Where did the crowd come from?

A crowd had gathered, a substantial crowd, a crowd that was large enough to cause a riot that the Roman garrison stationed in Jerusalem would not have been able to easily contain. This crowd was looking increasingly nasty. They had already chosen the release of a notorious criminal and condemned an innocent man in his place. But what perplexes me is where this crowd came from.

Donkey

Palm Sunday 40 blogs of Lent, day 35 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 How many people entered Jerusalem on …

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