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7444Re: [sl] Just who do you think you are, Jesus?

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  • danw888
    Oct 2, 2007
      Thanks, Vincent!

      I'll take your Purim idea into consideration in further
      deliberations.

      You remember though that he was hailed as Son of David (the
      messianic king was to be a son of david) during the entrance into
      Jerusalem and that Matthew (21.5) especially thought this was the
      enactment of an OT prophecy (Zechariah 9.9) of the coming of a
      king. These could of course be later tehological overlays on the
      original event, so I should look for more proof on the kingship idea.

      Dan


      --- In sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com, vincent beall
      <theosophers@...> wrote:
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      >
      > --- "Daniel N. Washburn" <danw@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      >
      > >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > Dan
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > Dan,
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Vincent
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