Jesus’ friends put their cloaks and palm-tree leaves on the road and waved palm-tree leaves in the air.
The event is called the Triumphal Entry or Palm Sunday.
Jesus was fulfilling what the Prophets of Israel said would happen when the Messiah came.
This was a joyful occasion and yet within the next ten days, Jesus was to die and then rise again.
The Triumphal Entry – King Jesus Enters Jerusalem
12 The next day, the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,
How blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!”
14 Then Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written:
15 “Stop being afraid, people of Zion.
Look, your king is coming,
sitting upon a donkey’s colt!”
16 At first, his disciples didn’t understand these things. However, when Jesus had been glorified, they remembered that these things had been written about him and that people had done these things to him. 17 So the crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to testify to what they had seen. 18 The crowd was going out to meet Jesus because they had heard that he had performed this sign. 19 Then the Pharisees told one another, “You see, there is nothing you can do. Look, the world has gone after him!”
Further reading:- Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, Psalm 118 and Zechariah 9:9
Palm trees are a native of Israel and the leaves are used for decoration at festivals. Read: Zechariah 9:9, Luke 19:38 and Psalm 118.
This event may have happened on April 6th, AD32 (the 10th of Nisan).
Friday sunset-Saturday sunset was the triumphal entry: April 6th and 10 Nisan (at dusk)
Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset the fig tree was cursed: April 7th and 11 Nisan (at dusk)
Sunday sunset-Monday sunset the conspirators counseled: April 8th and 12 Nisan (at dusk)
Monday sunset-Tuesday sunset was the Last Supper: April 9th and 13 Nisan (at dusk)
Tuesday sunset-Wednesday sunset was the Crucifixion: April 10th and 14 Nisan (at dusk)
Wednesday sunset-Thursday sunset was the Feast of Unleavened Bread: April 11th and 15 Nisan (at dusk)
Thursday sunset-Friday sunset the women prepared the spices and so forth: April 12th and 16 Nisan (at dusk)
Friday sunset-Saturday sunset they all rested: April 13th and 17 Nisan (at dusk)
Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset morning the woman went to the tomb: April 14th and still 17 Nisan.
Sunday sunset-Monday sunset April 15th 18 Nisan.
On 14th March 445BC Artaxerxes (Artazerxes) Longimanns made a decree that the Temple in Jerusalem could be rebuilt and 173,880 days later Meshiach Nagid rode in on a donkey’s colt, April 6th AD32. Read: Ezra 7:13-28.
Other modules in this unit:
- Zacchaeus, the tax collector, waited for Jesus up a tree, Luke 19:1-10
- Mary – First of two anointings by two different women, John 12:1-11
- The Triumphal Entry, Luke 19:28-44
- Palm tree leaves and cloaks, John 12:12-19
- Jesus taught in parables – The Lamps of the Ten Bridesmaids. Matthew 25:1-13
- Jesus predicts His crucifixion, Luke 22:1-6
- Jesus anointed at Bethany by an unknown woman, Mark 14:3-9
- Sandal, Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet, John 13:1-20
- Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus, Luke 22:1-6
- Passover, Luke 22:7-38 and Numbers 28:16-31
- The upper room discourse, Jesus comforts His Disciples, John 14:1-31
- Jesus spoke three prayers of intercession: one for Himself; one for his disciples; and one for all believers, John 17:1-26
- Jesus prays for Himself, Luke 22:39-46
- Soldiers came at night to arrest Jesus, Luke 22:47-48
- Peter cuts off an ear, Luke 22:49-51
- Jesus Arrested, Luke 22:52-53
- Jesus was on trial six times
- First trial – Annas the Father-in-law of Caiaphas the High Priest, John 18:12-14
- 2nd Trial – Jesus arrested and taken to the High Priest Caiaphas, Luke 22:54-65
- Friday?: day of Jesus’ death?
- The Cock Crow – Peter Disowned Jesus, Luke 22:54-62
- Third Trial of Jesus before The Sanhedrin, Luke 22:66-71
- 4th Trial – Jesus before Pontius Pilate for the first time – Luke 23:1-7
- 5th Trial, Jesus before Herod Antipas the Governor of Galilee and Perea, Luke 23:8-12
- 6th trial – Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate for the second time, Luke 23:13-25
- Jesus, the Crucifixion walk, Luke 23:26-46
- The Cross or the Crucifixion, Luke 23:26-49
- Darkness, Luke 23:44-46
- The Roman Centurion, Luke 23:47-49
- Jesus is Buried, Luke 23:50-56
- Roman Soldiers guard the Tomb, Matthew 27:62-66
- They made sure by sealing the tomb, Matthew 27:62-66
- Feast Unleavened Bread
- Firstfruits, Leviticus 23:9-14
- Jesus stays in the tomb three days and three nights, Matthew 28:1
- Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Luke 24:1-12
- The open empty tomb or the Resurrection, Luke 24:1-8
- He is not Here, He has risen – The Resurrection, Luke 24:5-8
- Jesus Has Risen Indeed – The Resurrection, Luke 24:1-12
- Come See Where He Lay, Matthew 28:1-10
- Peter Looks – He has Risen Indeed, Luke 24:12
- On the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35
- The end of the first week
- Jesus makes a special appearance for Thomas, John 20:24-31
- The First Sunday or 7 days after the Firstfuits or Resurrection of Jesus, Numbers 28:16-31
- Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish, John 21:1-25
- The end of the second week
- The Second Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, John 20:24-29
- The end of the third week
- The Third Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the fourth week
- The Fourth Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the 5th week
- The Fifth Sunday or 35 days after feast of Firstfuits or the resurrection of Jesus
- Ascension Day – Back to Heaven for Jesus, Luke 24:50-53
- Jesus was seen by over 500 people, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
- The end of the 6th week
- The Sixth Sunday or 42 days from Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Numbers 28:16-31
- The end of the 7th week
- Pentecost Fire, Acts 2:1-13
- Background Information – Easter
- Resources: Easter or Palm Sunday To Pentecost
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