7443Re: [sl] Just who do you think you are, Jesus?
- Oct 2, 2007--- "Daniel N. Washburn" <danw@...>
> Aside from the spiritual content of his teaching,
> which I think shows
> him to be a great mystic, it seems to me likely that
> he also believed he
> was to be the human King in God's coming eternal
> Kingdom, since he
> fulfilled an OT prophesy of Kingship in his glorious
> entry into
> Jerusalem. There is also the fact that the Romans
> posted the sign, Jesus
> of Nazareth, King of the Jews, on his cross.
When Jesus entered into Jerusalem dressed as King
ridding on the back of the colt, he entered on the day
of Jerusalem Purim. The Purim celebration is like a
kind of Jewish Halloween where anyone can dress up as
anybody the choose. Ordinarily one may choose to
costume as a wealthy person. Since the purpose of the
days celebration is to make a meal of the first fruits
of the harvest and tro invite the poorest people of
the community to the table for a good meal.
So Jesus was cheered as he entered probably for many
reasons. He was certainly making a sign that he was
setting a large table to feed the poor, which seems to
have gotten him a great bravo from the crowds.
I believe in the Jewish sense it represent good
natured playful activity in celebration of the first
fruits of harvest.
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