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[1] 26532653    John xii. 1.And Jesus six days before the passover26542654    cf. the Greek phrase. came to Bethany, where was Lazarus, [2] whom Jesus raised from among the dead.  26552655    John xii. 2.And they made26562656    Lit. he made (cf. first note to § 38, 43, last sentence). a feast for him there:  [3] and Martha was serving; while Lazarus was one of them that sat with him.  26572657    Mark xiv. 3a.And [4] at the time of Jesus’ being at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 26582658    John xii. 9.great multitudes of the Jews heard that Jesus was there:  and they came, not because of Jesus alone, but [Arabic, p. 147] that they might look also on Lazarus, whom he raised from among the dead.  [5, 6] 26592659    John xii. 10.And the chief priests considered how they might kill Lazarus also; 26602660    John xii. 11.because [7] many of the Jews were going on his account, and believing in Jesus.  26612661    John xii. 3a.And Mary took a case of the ointment of fine nard, of great price, 26622662    Mark xiv. 3b.and opened it, and poured [8] it out on the head of Jesus as he was reclining; 26632663    John xii. 3b.and she anointed his feet, and wiped them with her hair:  and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.  [9, 10] 26642664    John xii. 4.But Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples, he that was to betray him, said, 26652665    John xii. 5.Why was [11] not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given unto the poor?  26662666    John xii. 6.This he said, not because of his care for the poor, but because he was a thief, and the chest [12] was with him, and what was put26672667    Lit. fell (cf. § 25, 18). into it he used to bear.  26682668    Mark xiv. 4.And that displeased the rest of the disciples also within themselves, and they said, Why went this ointment [13] to waste?  26692669    Matt. xxvi. 9.It was possible that it should be sold for much, and the poor be given [14] it.  26702670    Mark xiv. 5b.And they were angry with26712671    Or, spake angrily to. Mary.  26722672    Matt. xxvi. 10a.And Jesus perceived it, and said unto them, 26732673    Mark xiv. 6b.Leave her; why molest ye her? a good work hath she accomplished on me:  26742674    John xii. 7b.for the [15] day of my burial kept she it.  26752675    John xii. 8a.At all times the poor are with you, and when ye [16] wish ye can do them a kindness:  26762676    Mark xiv. 7b.but I am not at all times with you.  26772677    Matt. xxvi. 12.And for this cause, when she poured26782678    Lit. cast, as in Greek. this ointment on my body, it is as if she did it for my burial, [17] and anointed my body beforehand.  26792679    Mark xiv. 8b; Mark xiv. 9.And verily I say unto you, In every place where this my gospel shall be proclaimed in all the world, what she did shall be told for a memorial of her.

[18, 19] [Arabic, p. 148] 26802680    Luke xix. 28.And when Jesus said that, he went out leisurely to go to Jerusalem.  26812681    Luke xix. 29a; Matt. xxi. 1b.And when he arrived at Bethphage and at Bethany, beside the mount which is [20] called the mount of Olives, 26822682    Matt. xxi. 2a; Mark xi. 2b.Jesus sent two of his disciples, and he said unto them, Go [21] into this village that is opposite you:  26832683    Matt. xxi. 2b; Luke xix. 30b.and when ye enter it, ye shall find an ass tied, and [22] a colt with him,26842684    Sic. which no man ever yet mounted:  loose him, and bring them26852685    Dual in Arabic. unto me.  26862686    Matt. xxi. 2c; Luke xix. 31a.And if any man say unto you, Why loose ye them? say unto him thus, We [23] seek them for our Lord; and straightway send them hither.  26872687    Matt. xxi. 3b; Matt. xxi. 4.All this was, that what was said in the prophet might be fulfilled, which said,

[24] 26882688    Matt. xxi. 5.Say ye unto the daughter of Zion,

Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,

Meek, and riding upon an ass,

And upon a colt the foal of an ass.

[25] 26892689    John xii. 16.And the disciples did not know this at that time:  but after that Jesus was glorified, his disciples remembered that these things were written of him, and that this [26] they had done unto him.  26902690    Matt. xxi. 6a; Luke xix. 32b.And when the two disciples went, they found as he had [27] said unto them, and they did as Jesus charged them.  26912691    Matt. xxi. 6b; Luke xix. 33.And when they loosed them, [28] their owners said unto them, Why loose ye them?  26922692    Luke xix. 34.They said unto them, We seek [29] them for our Lord.  26932693    Mark xi. 6b; Matt. xxi. 7.And they let them go.  And they brought the ass and the colt, [30] and they placed on the colt their garments; and Jesus mounted it.  26942694    Matt. xxi. 8.And most of the multitudes spread their garments on the ground before him:  and others cut branches [31] from the trees, and threw them in the way.  26952695    Luke xix. 37.And when he neared his26962696    The Syriac versions have the. descent from [Arabic, p. 149] the mount of Olives, all the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with [32] a loud voice for all the powers which they had seen; 26972697    Matt. xxi. 9b [or better Luke xix. 38a.].and they said, Praise in the highest; Praise to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name [33] of the Lord; 26982698    Mark xi. 10a.and blessed26992699    Or, and, Blessed. is the kingdom that cometh, that of27002700    The Arabic has to, but it probably represents the Syriac text with the meaning given above. our father David:  27012701    Luke xix. 38c.Peace in heaven, and praise in the highest.

104[34] 27022702    John xii. 12b.And a great multitude, that which came to the feast, when they heard that Jesus [35] was coming to Jerusalem, took young palm branches,27032703    Lit. the heart (or, pith) of the palm.  The word pith, which occurs also in the Æhiopic version (Ezek. xxvii. 25; Jubilees, ch. 16) and in Ibn-at-Tayyib’s exposition, though not in the Brit. Mus. gospel text, is perhaps used here of the inner branches from its resemblance to the post-biblical Hebrew word employed in accounts of the Feast of Tabernacles. 27042704    John xii. 13.and went forth to meet him, and cried and said, Praise:  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the [36] King of Israel.  27052705    Luke xix. 39.Certain therefore of the Pharisees from among the multitudes [37] said unto him, Our Master, rebuke thy disciples.  27062706    Luke xix. 40.He said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If these were silent, the stones would cry out.

[38, 39] 27072707    Luke xix. 41.And when he drew near, and saw the city, he wept over it, and said, 27082708    Luke xix. 42.Would that thou hadst known the things that are27092709    Lit. are found, a rendering due to the Syriac. for thy peace, in this thy day! now that is [40] hidden from thine eyes.  27102710    Luke xix. 43.There shall come unto thee days when thine enemies [41] shall encompass thee, and straiten thee from every quarter, 27112711    Luke xix. 44.and shall get possession of27122712    So Ciasca’s text, following Vat. ms.  The other ms. has drag, which by restoring a diacritical point to the third radical would give destroy, the reading of the Syriac versions.  Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary has hide. thee, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

[42] 27132713    Matt. xxi. 10.And when he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was agitated, and they said, [43] Who is this?  27142714    Matt. xxi. 11.And the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet that is from Nazareth [44] of Galilee.  27152715    John xii. 17.And the multitude which was with him bare witness that he called [45] Lazarus from the grave, and raised him from among the dead.  27162716    John xii. 18.And for this cause great multitudes went out to meet him, because they heard the sign which he did.


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