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John Dominic Crossan

See 257 Two Dangerous Actions

Jesus Seminar

The Seminar's assessment of the historical dimensions of this tradition is expressed in the following color-coded statements:

Jesus entered Jerusalem on an ass in order to declare his messiahship in fulfillment of Zech 9:9.

The story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was historicized prophecy created out of Zech 9:9.

Jesus entered Jerusalem as a pilgrim at festival time, without an ass, on which occasion there were acclamations.

Jesus entered Jerusalem on an ass as a symbolic act.