The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
(John 12:12-15, ESV)
This week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is sometimes referred to as “Holy Week” or “Passion Week.” It is during this week that Christians remember Jesus’ trial, suffering, death, and resurrection. For the next several days I will be posting images of engravings created by Gustave Dore, a nineteenth-century French artist and illustrator. Dore had a particular genius for capturing the drama of Biblical scenes. The images that I will be posting are copyright-free.
This image is of Jesus’ so-called “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem, an event which is commemorated on Palm Sunday. You can read about the Triumphal Entry in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, and John 12:12-19.