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Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The term used to refer to Jesus’ climactic arrival in Jerusalem, which is recounted primarily in the New Testament Gospels (see Matt 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:28–40; John 12:12–19). In the narrative flow of the Gospels, the triumphal entry stands at the beginning of the Passion Narrative, which recounts the series of events during the last week of Jesus’ ministry leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Triumphal Entry
Triumphal Entry The term used to refer to Jesus’ climactic arrival in Jerusalem, which is recounted primarily in the New Testament Gospels (see Matt 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:28–40; John 12:12–19). In the narrative flow of the Gospels, the triumphal entry stands at the beginning of the Passion Narrative,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Triumphal Entry
TRIUMPHAL ENTRY* A term that denotes Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, where the multitudes welcomed him and hailed him as Son of David, King of the Jews. Ironically, this event occurred just a few days prior to his betrayal, arrest, trial, and crucifixion.See also Jesus Christ (The Final Days in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Triumphal Entry
TRIUMPHAL ENTRY. The entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem which commenced His passion week. Each Gospel writer records the event (Mt 21:1–11; Mk 11:1–11; Lk 19:28–44; Jn 12:12–19). Two perspectives of the event are given. The Synoptic writers follow Christ from Bethany, while John records the entry as the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Palm Sunday
Palm SundayThe day commemorating Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem, during which the multitude spread palm branches in front of Jesus as he came into the city. The event is attested in all four Gospels (Matt. 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–10; Luke 19:28–38; John 12:12–18), although only John 12:13 mentions palm
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Triumphal Entry
Triumphal entryThe formal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at a climactic point in his life is recorded by all four Evangelists (Mt 21:1–11; Mk 11:1–11; Lk 19:28–40; Jn 12:12–19). Accordingly, the essential historicity of the portrayal of Jesus coming into Jerusalem at a time of festal celebration (perhaps
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Palm Sunday
PALM SUNDAY The Sunday before Easter and the beginning of Holy Week: it commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (John 12:12–13).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday (Dominica in Palmis). The Sunday before *Easter which introduces *Holy Week. The distinctive ceremonies of the day are the blessing of the palms and, in the W. Church and some E. Churches, the procession, representing the Lord’s triumphal entry into *Jerusalem a week before the Resurrection.
Yew Sunday
Yew Sunday. A medieval name for *Palm Sunday, so called because branches of yew were carried in the liturgical procession.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Palm Sunday
Palm SundayPalm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:8; Matt. 21:8; John 12:13 identifies the branches as palm).
A Catholic Dictionary
Palm Sunday
palm sunday. The Sunday before Easter, on which the Church celebrates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. The name, “Palm Sunday” (“Dominica in Palmas,” or “ad Palmas,” βαΐων ἑορτή), is ancient, for it occurs in the “Life of Euthymius” (died 472), and is spoken of as a great day by Isidore of Seville.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday. The Sunday next before Easter. So called in memory of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed the way with palm branches and leaves. (John 12)Sad Palm Sunday. March 29, 1463, the day of the battle of Towton, the most fatal of all the battles in the domestic
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday.—The last Sunday of Lent, is so called from the custom of blessing branches of the palm tree, or of other trees substituted in those countries in which palms cannot be procured, and of carrying the blessed branches in procession, in commemoration of the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem.
Key passages
Mt 21:7–11

and brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. And a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road. And the crowds who went ahead of him and the ones who followed were …

Mk 11:7–10

And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, and he sat on it. And many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches they had cut from the fields. And those who went ahead and those who were following were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the …

Lk 19:35–40

And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they put Jesus on it. And as he was going along, they were spreading out their cloaks on the road. Now as he was drawing near by this time to the descent from the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began …

Jn 12:12–19

On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, and began crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, even the king …