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Covenant Themes in Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem

Richard Leonard:

Assisi-frescoes-entry-into-jerusalem-pietro_lorenzettiIn this discussion we’ll follow the Passion account of the Gospel of Mark, bringing in other sources. The entrance of the King (Mark 11:1-25) would be part of the structure of the enactment or renewal of the covenant. Here Jesus comes as a King according to Zechariah 9:9-11. The Zechariah passage contains an explicit reference to the King’s dominion (9:10) and the “blood of the covenant” (9:11). The acclamation of the disciples (“Hosanna,” or “Save us!”) refers to the reappearance of Davidic rule in Israel. (more…)

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