Tag: triumphal entry

Restoring Community Among the Learned (Lk. 19:47-48)

Timeline: In the verses prior to Luke 19:47-48, Jesus encountered Zaccheus (vv. 1-10), and told the parable of the ten minas (vv. 11-27). The larger context or backdrop of the passage includes the events of Holy Week, leading to Jesus’ execution. Luke recorded the…

Bethany

Bethany is an important place for biblical context and consideration. Means house of unripe dates or figs (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) Located just beyond the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) A different Bethany from John’s location (Bryant,…

Fig Tree Results (Mk. 11:20-25)

Just enough time passes between seedtime and harvest for our humanity to forget our responsibility. We “planted” ideas, actions (time, talent), money (treasure) and when the corresponding harvest arrives, sometimes we feign surprise…especially if we want a different harvest. CONTEXT. The context of Mark…

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