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It was the fulfilment of the prophecy in Zechariah 9

Zechariah 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Thus, began the final week of Jesus’ ministry which would end in his crucifixion.

It was a sign to those who knew the scriptures, that Jesus was indeed the king promised by God.

Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.

The Jewish leaders still refused to believe and ended their week saying: ‘We have no king but Caesar’.

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