The Two Tragic Entries

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During the Easter season, Jesus's "triumphant entry" into Jerusalem in Matthew 21 is often highlighted. However, there is another entry in Matthew 21 that is often overlooked — Jesus's entry into the temple to cleanse it. It immediately follows Jesus's entry into Jerusalem. Chronologically, these two entries are a day apart, but thematically Matthew highlights these two events as connected narratives. Why does Matthew do this? 

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