Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem
Sankamo, Juho (2014)
The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi
In his studies Dr Juho Sankamo has concentrated on Jewish universalism of the late Second Temple period. Sankamo defended his doctoral thesis – Jesus and the Gentiles – in 2012. In a scholarly essay published in 2012 Sankamo surveyed Josephus’ views concerning eschatological universalism. Sankamo continues his post-doctoral studies at Åbo Akademi University.
This article intends to contribute to the understanding of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The author studies the entry, which is found in all the Gospels, in its Jewish context. The author argues that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on an ass is to be understood as a prophetic sign which was primarily meant to convey a message to the Jews.