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Holy Week from a Jewish Perspective | Episode 32

It’s the most important week in Christian history. Jesus’ death and resurrection are the cornerstones of faith in Him. What are the events of Jesus’ final week on Earth, and do they line up with the Hebrew Scriptures? 


In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, you’ll gain a better understanding of Holy Week and its ties to Old Testament ScripturesBeginning with Jesus’ Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday and on through the Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, Carly and Ezra examine Holy Week through the Jewish context in which it all occurred.  


Along the way 

During this compelling discussion, Ezra and Carly touch on several interesting points including, 

  • How Jesus didn’t show up to invent a new religion but to fulfill foundational promises of the Hebrew Scriptures 
  • Inspiring insight into Jesus’ Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday 
  • What the “offense” or “scandal” of Jesus’ death was 
  • Ezra’s thought-provoking idea about the timeline of Holy Week’s events 
  • Does anyone really know what “Maundy” means? Carly does! 
  • The Passover Seder cup and the four promises of God it represents 
  • The Roman instrument of execution known as the cross 
  • The significance of the Temple veil tearing in two 
  • Jesus’ radical statements about Himself and the reasons behind the Jewish rabbis’ responses 
  • The vital importance of the resurrection 
  • Paul’s Gospel “elevator pitch”  


Words you might learn in this episode 

Yeshua, Hosanna, Hoshianah, Psalms of Ascent, ana Adonai hoshianahTriumphal Entry, Sukkot, Pesach, Maundy, Seder, maror, rabbi, rabboni, Gethsemane, gat shemanim, Shabbat, double Shabbat, Yeshua the Messiah 


Scriptures referenced in this episode  

John 12:12–14, Zechariah 9:9, Genesis 3:15, Psalm 118, 1 Corinthians 5:7, Luke 22:42, Zechariah 14:1–9, 2 Timothy 1:10, Revelation 1:8, Mark 14:18–26, Matthew 26:26–28, Matthew 26:23, John 13:5–14, John 1:29, Deuteronomy 8:3, Luke 4:4, John 6:35, Matthew 27:32–56, Matthew 26:39, 42, Mark 15:17, Luke 23:26, Deuteronomy 21:23, Galatians 3:13Exodus 12:6–7, John 19:34, Matthew 27:51, Luke 22:19–20, Isaiah 53, Psalm 16:10, Matthew 28:6, Matthew 12:40, John 11:25, John 8:58, Matthew 9:6, John 10:17–18,  Matthew 17:1–8, 1 Corinthians 15:3–8 



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