The disciples laid their clothes on both animals so Jesus could ride either one. The great multitude refers to the crowd that followed Jesus from Jericho. The scene was said to be a royal procession (2 Kin. 9:13). Prior to this Jesus avoided this type of display. He was now publicly presenting himself to Israel as the nation’s Messiah and King.
Hosanna literally means “save now” but it was used as joyous praise. “The city was moved” meant the city literally shook. Instead of welcoming their Messiah, the religious authorities had rejected him.
Jesus’ curse on the fig tree was a symbol of the nation of Israel that failed to bring forth fruit. The publicans and the harvlots had first rejected John The Baptists message but eventually ended up believing. The scribes and Pharisees said they believed in God but didn’t actually do his will.
Isaiah 5 compared Israel to a vineyard and Jesus used this same analogy. He explained how Israel had beaten and scorned the prophets and would kill him. They would lose their inheritance because of their attitudes.
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Read: Matthew 22
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