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Triumphal Entry

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY. On the first day of the week in which Jesus was to be rejected and crucified, He entered Jerusalem like a conqueror and king (Matt 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; John 12:12-19), thus fulfilling, as Matthew 21:4, 5 notes, the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. The impression is gained that Jesus was deliberately presenting Himself in such a way that His royal claims would be manifest and Israel brought to a place of decision. Yet for all the acclamation He was not such a Messiah as they desired.