It’s Not Palm Sunday!
On this day in history, the 10th day of the first month on the Hebrew calendar (aka Aviv or Nisan), Yeshua (Jesus) rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.
Typically, this is what many Christian churches celebrate as “Palm Sunday.”
The motive is right, but there’s so much more to “the triumphal entry” than most people understand.
First of all, it wasn’t “Sunday.” This day is a Sabbath (Saturday).
Secondly, Yeshua, like a Passover lamb, is about to be “inspected” for 4 days before being sacrificed on the 14th of Nisan.
Try as they might, the religious leaders “inspected” Yeshua, asking him question and question.
But just like a spotless Passover lamb, he was found to be without blemish. No one could find any fault in him (as Pilate later declared before Yeshua’s crucifixion).
These were an intense few days, for sure.
The night before, Miriam anointed Yeshua’s head and feet at supper, and Judas protests, saying that the ointment could have been sold and given to the poor.
The next morning, Yeshua is ushered into the city on a donkey to the sounds of people cheering at the top of their lungs, waving palm branches and laying their coats before him.
To top it all off, the Almighty speaks from heaven in an audible voice.
The next day, Yeshua really started heating things up.
After spending the night in the town of Bethany, he curses the fig tree on the way back into Jerusalem, then proceeds to cleanse the temple, overturning tables, causing coins to go flying.
He caps off the day by healing the blind and the lame.
Talk about an action movie!
That’s exactly the kind of action and excitement you can get every time you read about Yeshua — if you have The Chronological Gospels, that is.
With the events of Yeshua’s final Passover in chronological order, the story comes alive like a movie script.
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