a key to the narrative of the four gospels

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER VIII gags of ' HPELL ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King J- cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.' So was it written in the Prophets, and so must it be fulfilled by Christ. Every act and every word is now full of deepest meaning. The ass ' and the colt with her ' are duly found and brought . Seating the spare form of their divine Master on the foal,, they leave the wooded dell of Bethany, and slowly ascend the rocky path which leads over the shoulder of the hill towards Jerusalem. Thousands of Galilean pilgrims follow in His train. A vast multitude from the Holy City stream forth to meet them, tearing down the long vernal fronds of the palms, and waving them with loud Hosannas as they approach. Eagerly they tell or hear of all the wonders He has done, — and most of all of Lazarus. Is not this the Messiah, their promised king? Nor shall royal honours be wanting : the crowd that meet them, turning and heading the procession, strew the path with their palm-leaves, while others carpet the ground under His feet with their garments. Thus the long procession sweeps over the crest of the hill, and the Holy City bursts upon their view. Again the Messianic psakn is raised by the disciples, ' Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord ; peace in64 heaven and glory in the highest!' And the multitude in front take up the strain, while they that follow make answer, waking the echoes of the deep ravine with their Hosannas. Nor does He, the Messiah, refuse their adoration ; ' I tell you, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.' But another vision was rising before the prophetic eye of Jesus ; a vision of Roman armies, of long lines of siege, of ruin, and of slaughter ; and as He gazed at...
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