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1898 edition. Excerpt: ...would have had Jesus silence His
partisans. Instead of rebuking His disciples as requested by the
Pharisees, Our Lord declared that this public proclamation of His
Messianic dignity was so entirely in conformity with the divine
designs, that "if these should hold their peace, the stones would
cry out." When the triumphant procession entered Jerusalem the John
lii. 17. t Luke xix. 37. whole city was moved; and the Pharisees in
their impotent rage were reduced to say among themselves: "Do you
see that we prevail nothing? behold the whole world is gone after
Him " while the Saviour of the world was led to the Temple. There
the procession dispersed, the Jewish customs not allowing the
pilgrims to come near the sanctuary in travelling clothes and with
dusty feet. It was late, and Our Lord simply visited the Temple,
"viewing all things round about," as if He would observe whether
all was done according to His Father's will, and then He returned
to Bethany with the twelve to spend the night. 2. Monday.f The next
morning Our Lord returned to Jerusalem, and on His way thither He
saw at a distance by the wayside, a fig-tree which had an
appearance of bearing fruit. He went to it, but finding nothing but
leaves, He doomed the tree to perpetual barrenness in the hearing
of His disciples.J In this action of Our Lord we cannot help
recognizing a figure of the decay to which Israel was henceforth
and forever doomed, because Jesus had found in the Jewish nation
nothing but the appearances of righteousness. Entering the city He
went to the Temple, the desecration of which He had noticed the
evening before. The old abuses against which He had energetically
protested at the beginning of His public life had crept in
again--nay more, ...
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Francis Ernest Charles Gigot
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