The last week of Jesus’ life is a significant event in Christianity. It is a time that is often referred to as the Passion Week or Holy Week and it culminates in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But where can we find the details of this event in the Bible? Let’s explore.
Matthew’s gospel provides a detailed account of the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. In chapter 21, we see Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, which was seen as a symbol of peace. This event is often referred to as the Triumphal Entry.
In chapter 26, we read about the Last Supper, where Jesus shares bread and wine with his disciples and predicts his own death. Chapter 27 describes his trial before Pilate, his crucifixion, and burial. Finally, chapter 28 details his resurrection from the dead.
Mark’s gospel also covers the last week of Jesus’ life in detail. Chapter 11 describes Jesus entering Jerusalem on a colt and receiving praises from the crowd.
In chapter 14, we read about the Last Supper and in chapter 15, we see him being crucified by Roman soldiers. Chapter 16 then describes his resurrection from the dead.
Luke’s gospel provides another detailed account of this eventful week. Chapter 19 tells us about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on a donkey similar to Matthew’s account while chapter 22 covers The Last Supper which he shared with his disciples before he was betrayed by Judas Iscariot leading to his arrest (Chapter23) by Jewish leaders who handed him over to Roman authorities for trial (Chapter23), culminating in His crucifixion (Chapter23) followed by His burial (Chapter23-24) and resurrection (Chapter 24).
Finally, John’s gospel also covers the last week of Jesus’ life. In chapter 12, we see Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey while in chapter 13, he washes his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper.
In chapter 18, we see him being arrested and tried before Pontius Pilate leading to his crucifixion in Chapter19. Finally, in chapter 20, we read about his resurrection from the dead.
The last week of Jesus’ life is a significant event in Christianity and it is covered in detail by all four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Each gospel presents a unique perspective on this eventful week which culminates with Jesus’ death and resurrection. By reading these accounts, Christians can gain a deeper understanding of the significance of this event and its impact on their faith today.