Jesus Enters Jerusalem

Mark provides a series of parables in chronological order matched to the overall story of the Bible. This story deals with Jesus entry into Jerusalem at the end of the age.

The Story

1When he came near to Jerusalem, towards Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of Olives, he sent 2 of his disciples, 2and he said to them, Go to the village ahead of us; and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied up, on which no man of the sons of men has ever ridden; untie it and bring it. 3And if any man should say to you, Why are you doing this? say to him, Master needs it; and he will send it here immediately. 4So they went and found the colt tied by the door, outside in the street. And as they were untying it, 5some of the men who stood there said to them, What are you doing, are you untying the colt? 6And they answered them as Joshua had instructed them; and they consented. 7And they brought the colt to Joshua, and they put their garments on it, and Joshua rode on it. 8And many spread their garments on the road; and others cut down branches from the trees, and spread them on the road. 9And those who were in front of him, and those who were behind him, were crying, and saying, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of master; (Psalms 118:26) 10and blessed is the kingdom of our father David, which is coming; hosanna in the highest!

11And Joshua entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and he looked on everything, and when evening came, he went out to Bethany with the 12. Mark 11:1-11


Jesus has been giving parables in order about key events in history. They are not timed, but they are in order. In this parable Jesus enters into the city and then into the Temple. This is also the start of Passion Week which is itself an entire system of prophetic events dealing with the end of the age.

Phil Stone, Updated 2016-11-06