The long passages narrated today begin with Jesus and crew preparing for a final Passover meal and end with Jesus’ corpse being sealed in a tomb. We go from the entry into Jerusalem to the burial of the Saviour. That is quite a journey! Jesus enters in a royal procession as described by the prophet Zechariah. He is greeted with shouts of hosanna, “Save us.” That heartfelt cry is meant quite literally, for the awaited Jewish messiah is expected to lead a military revolution to end the Roman domination of Jewish territory and usher in a new, final, and perfect age for the Hebrew people.Read More →