Palm tree leaves and cloaks

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 this happened on the day of 10th of Nisan.

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.

Background Reading:

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!”
John 12:12-19
Further reading:- Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, Psalm 118 and Zechariah 9:9

More Information:

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 the 10th of Nisan 3792 or AD32-April 6th-7th.

10th Nisan – Friday sunset-Saturday sunset was the triumphal entry: April 6th-7th

11th Nisan – Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset the fig tree was cursed: April 7th-8th
12th Nisan – Sunday sunset-Monday sunset the conspirators counseled: April 8th-9th
13th Nisan – Monday sunset-Tuesday sunset was the Last Supper: April 9th-10th
14th Nisan – Tuesday sunset-Wednesday sunset was the Crucifixion: April 10th-11th
15th Nisan – Wednesday sunset-Thursday sunset was the Feast of Unleavened Bread: April 11th-12th
16th Nisan – Thursday sunset-Friday sunset the women prepared the spices and so forth: April 12th-13th
17th Nisan – Friday sunset-Saturday sunset they all rested: April 13th-14th

18th Nisan – Saturday sunset-Sunday sunset morning the woman went to the tomb: April 14th-15th.
18th Nisan – The Feast of First Fruits
19th Nisan – Sunday sunset-Monday sunset April 15th-16th.

1st day of the week
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Saturday – weekly
Sabbath (rest)
26th Adar
Day starts at SUNSET
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New Moon
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10th of Nisan 3792 or AD32 April 6th
Triumphal Entry
11th Nisan
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13th Nisan
14th Nisan Feast of Passover – death about 3:00 pm full moon 10th April
15th Nisan Feast of Unleavened Bread
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First Fruits – 1st day of counting the Omer
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15th Day –
2nd Iyar
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1st of Sivan
44th Day –
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4th of Sivan
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48th Day –
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49th Day –
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50th Day – 8th Sivan, 30th May AD32
Pentecost or Shavuot

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, 10th of Nisan 3792, AD32 April 6th-7th. Read: Ezra 7:13-28.

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