Sunday, March 20, 2016

Illuminated Manuscript - Passover & Palm Sunday

Passover was only 4 days away when Jesus rode a donkey into Jeruselem.  He entered the city on the 10th day of the month. We can see the significance of this when we read Exodus 12:3, 5-6, which says,…

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.. . ..Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

As Jesus was riding in and the people were crying “Hosanna in the highest,” symbolically selecting the paschal lamb for sacrifice.

Passover. Preparation for the Seder, from the Golden Haggadah. Additional 27210 f. 15