7444Re: [sl] Just who do you think you are, Jesus?
- Oct 2, 2007Thanks, Vincent!
I'll take your Purim idea into consideration in further
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.
--- In email@example.com, vincent beall
> --- "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.
> > 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.
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