Daily Tidbits 4/13/14 – Palm Sunday

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Jesus came into Jerusalem riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:9), which was a proclamation of Him being King (Zechariah 9:9), and then was examined for 4 days, just as the Passover Lambs of old.

The lamb was hidden for four days and examined for blemishes, and then brought forth for sacrifice.

Exo 12:3  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
Exo 12:4  And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
Exo 12:5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

The Passover Lamb was a foreshadowing of Jesus of Nazareth.
1Co 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

The Greek word ‘passing over’ in verse 25 is παρεσις ‘paresis’ which is translated in the King James Version as remission. Webster defines remission as a ‘release,’ ‘forgiveness,’ or ‘pardon.’ The giving up of the punishment due to a crime.

Messiah is the Lamb of God, sacrificed for the sins of mankind (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:6, 12).
Isa 53:7  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Joh 1:36  And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Rev 5:6  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev 5:7  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Rev 5:8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Rev 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Rev 5:11  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Rev 5:12  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Rev 5:13  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev 5:14  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

The High Priest examined Him
Joh 18:12  Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
Joh 18:13  And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

The Chief Priests and Elders examined Him
Mat 21:23  And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Mat 22:15  Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
Mat 22:16  And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Mat 22:17  Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

The Sadducees examined Him
Mat 22:23  The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
Mat 22:24  Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Mat 22:25  Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
Mat 22:26  Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
Mat 22:27  And last of all the woman died also.
Mat 22:28  Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

The Pharisees examined Him
Mat 22:34  But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Mat 22:35  Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Mat 22:36  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Mat 22:37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38  This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Mat 22:41  While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Mat 22:42  Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Mat 22:43  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Mat 22:44  The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Mat 22:45  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Mat 22:46  And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Pilate examined Him
Mat 27:1  When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Mat 27:2  And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Mat 27:11  And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
Mat 27:12  And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Mat 27:24  When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Joh 19:4  Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

He was found with no blemishes
1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

‘Palm Sunday’

4 Days before Passover Jesus rode into Jerusalem declaring Himself the King.
Mat 21:9  And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
Mat 21:10  And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
Mat 21:11  And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
Mat 21:12  And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
Mat 21:13  And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Mar 11:7  And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Mar 11:8  And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
Mar 11:9  And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
Mar 11:10  Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Luk 19:36  And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
Luk 19:37  And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Luk 19:38  Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
Luk 19:39  And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
Luk 19:40  And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Luk 19:41  And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
Luk 19:42  Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Luk 19:43  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
Luk 19:44  And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Joh 12:12  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Joh 12:13  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Joh 12:14  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
Joh 12:15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
Joh 12:16  These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

Zec 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.

Riding on a donkey
The donkey is associated with battles and fighting in Scripture (Genesis 16:12) and is a picture of unregenerate man (Job 11:12).

One Hebrew word for donkey is פרא ‘para’ which comes from the root word פר ‘par’ means fruit. A wild donkey is prolific in bringing forth fruit and is linked to freedom as in spreading forth. The English word freedom comes from the Indo-European root ‘pri’ which means love, the source of the prolific fruit (offspring) of the wild donkey.

 

Another Hebrew word for a wild donkey is ערד ‘arad’ which comes from the root רד ‘rad’ which means to spread out. Another Hebrew word for a wild donkey is פרד ‘parad’ which comes from the root רד ‘rad’ which means to spread out. Spreading out is yet another connection to freedom as one of the words for freedom/liberty in Hebrew is רחב ‘rachab’ which literally means a wide open space.

There are two different types of freedom in the Hebrew language. There is freedom within the confines of the family, and there is also freedom from family and masters (spreading out as wild donkeys). We can choose to be free from our Lord and slaves to sin, or we can choose to be free from sin and death and servants/sons to our Lord. Those who want to be free from God’s Word are free from righteousness, but slaves to sin.

Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Rom 6:19  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Rom 6:20  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Rom 6:21  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Rom 6:22  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

The freedom of a wild donkey is seen in the Hebrew word חפש ‘chapash.’ It means freedom from a master. This is the freedom that we have when we disregard the Word. This is the freedom that unregenerate man wants. They want freedom from the Master.

The English word ‘free’ traces back to two different Hebrew words. פרע ‘para’ which means to break free and be unrestrained. This is the word used in reference to Israel when they ‘broke free’ from the commands of God and made a golden calf (Exodus 32:25). The Apostle Paul said that this ‘freedom’ in reality brought slavery (Galatians 4:24).

The other Hebrew word which the English word ‘free’ traces back to is פרק ‘paraq’ which means to be freed or saved from a yoke of slavery (Daniel 4:27).

We are delivered from the yoke of slavery to serve God and be yoked with Him.

Lev 26:13  I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Finally, tying all these concepts together is the Hebrew word אתון ‘eyton’ which means donkey and comes from the root word תן ‘tan.’ The Hebrew word for dragon/serpent is תנין ‘taniyn’ which was created on the 5th day of creation (Genesis 1:21). תנין ‘taniyn’ also comes from the root תן ‘tan.’
Salvation is ultimately defined by the defeat of the dragon.

Psa 74:12 For God is my King of old, who works salvation {ישועה ‘yeshuah’ – source of the name Jesus} in the midst of the land.

Psa 74:13  Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
Psa 74:14  Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
Psa 74:15  Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

Psa 91:13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Psa 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psa 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Psa 91:16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Isa 27:1  In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

The adversary held over mankind the fear of death until Messiah came.

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Death is overcome by Messiah who became the serpent on the tree. The last enemy is death of which we are not to fear for Messiah has overcome the world.

Isa 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Mat 10:29  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Mat 10:30  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Joh 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Col 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

The crucifixion of the Messiah is likened unto the brazen serpent in the wilderness

Joh 3:14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

Num 21:7  Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
Num 21:8  And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Num 21:9  And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

cross tan

Col 2:15 having stripped the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, triumphing over them in it (The cross).

The Messiah became sin/the curse in order to deliver mankind (Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

donkey cross

On the back of the donkey is the symbol of the cross which further connects the above concepts.

It is also interesting to note that the donkey is the only animal in the Scriptures which was to be purchased with the blood of a lamb other than man.

Exo 13:13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

Jesus was in Bethany before His ‘triumphal entry’ (Luke 19:29) and returned there afterwards (Matthew 21:17). Messiah ascended from Bethany as well. Bethany means house of dates, which come from date palm trees. It was at the ‘triumphal entry’ of Messiah, proclaiming Him as King, that branches of the palm tree were waived.

Luk 19:29  And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
Luk 19:30  Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
Luk 19:31  And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
Luk 19:32  And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.
Luk 19:33  And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
Luk 19:34  And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
Luk 19:35  And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
Luk 19:36  And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
Luk 19:37  And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Luk 19:38  Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

Joh 12:12  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Joh 12:13  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Joh 12:14  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
Joh 12:15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
Joh 12:16  These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

Bethany is where Messiah ascended into Heaven. His ascension is linked with Him being King.

Luk 24:50  And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
Luk 24:51  And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Psa 68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Heb 1:4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Heb 1:5  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Psa 2:6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Psa 2:7  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Rev 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Rev 7:10  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

70 Palms for 70 nations

Exo 15:27  And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Deu 32:8  When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
The Hebrew word for the branch of a palm tree is כפה ‘kapheh’ which comes from the root כף ‘kaph’ which means the palm of the hand.

The hand = body of Messiah: Lines drawn into the ‘hand’ of the Most High…

Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

WALLS=Lines on Hands=12 Walls of Israel (Revelation 21:12-27). 12 lines on the 4 fingers=12 tribes, 12 walls.

One word for examine in Hebrew, חקר ‘chaqar,’ comes from the root כר ‘kar’ which means the palm of a man, the palm being a hollow place. כר ‘kar’ is also translated as lamb, as a lamb feeds in a pasture in a hollow.

Another word for examine in Hebrew is בחן ‘bachan’ which has the meaning of examination through trial and scrutiny. בחן ‘bachan’ comes from the root בח ‘bach’ which means to select a choice one for sacrifice. Who is the chosen one? Messiah.

Isa 42:1  Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Luk 23:35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

The Palm Tree

The Hebrew word for palm tree is תמר ‘tamar’ which has the meaning of an erect standing palm tree or pillar.

Believers in Messiah are likened unto palm trees.
Psa 92:12  The righteous shall flourish (פרח ‘parach’ – blossom, bear fruit) as the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon (Palms and evergreens are linked together as Palm trees are evergreens…Jeremiah 10:5).
Psa 92:13  Those planted in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of our God, shall flourish.
Psa 92:14  They shall bear fruit in old age; they shall be fat and fresh,
Psa 92:15  to declare that Jehovah is upright (ישר ‘yashar’ – this is a description of the palm), my Rock! And in Him is no evil.

Son 7:7  Your stature compares to a palm tree, and your breasts to clusters of grapes.

Upright is  ישר ‘yashar.’ Israel is called Jeshurun {ישׁרוּן ‘yeshurun’}.  Jeshuron comes from the root ישר ‘yashar.’
Isa 44:2  So says Jehovah, who made you and formed you from the womb. He helps you. Do not fear, My servant Jacob; and you, Jeshurun whom I have elected.
Deu 33:26  None is like the God of Jeshurun, riding the heavens for your help, and the clouds in His majesty.

Psa 1:1  Blessed (אשר ‘asher’ literally means an upright one, from the same root as ישר ‘yashar’) is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners.
Psa 1:2  But his delight is only in the Law of Jehovah, and he meditates in His Law day and night.
Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivulets of waters, which will give its fruit in its seasons, and its leaf will not wither, and all which he does will prosper.

The palm tree is a perfect portrayal of a tree planted by the rivers of water.

The temple, which is a picture of Messiah and His body, had palm trees carved into it.

1Ki 6:29  And all the walls of the house all around he carved with figures of cherubs and palm trees, and spread out flowers inside and out.
1Ki 6:30  And he overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inside and out.
1Ki 6:31  As to the entrance of the Holy of Holies, he made doors of the olive tree; the lintel, the side posts, being a fifty part.
1Ki 6:32  And the two doors were of olive wood. And he carved on them carvings of cherubs, and palm trees, and spread out flowers; and he overlaid them with gold. And he caused the gold to go down on the cherubs and on the palm trees.
1Ki 6:33  So also he made side posts for the entrance of the temple from the olive tree, a fourth part.
1Ki 6:34  And the two doors were of fir wood; the two sides of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
1Ki 6:35  And he carved cherubs, and palm trees, and spread out flowers, and overlaid them with gold fitted on the carved work.
1Ki 6:36  And he built the inner court, three rows of hewn stone, and a row of cedar beams.
1Ki 6:37  The house of  Jehovah was founded in the fourth year, in the month of Zif.

The palm tree is likened unto a man wearing a crown.

Smith Bible Dictionary
“Its trunk is straight, tall and unbroken, terminating in a crown of emerald-green plumes.”

Palms are further linked to crowned individuals through the town of Bethany.  Bethany literally means ‘house of dates.’

Jesus was in Bethany before His ‘triumphal entry’ (Luke 19:29) and returned there afterwards (Matthew 21:17).  Messiah ascended from Bethany as well.  It was at the ‘triumphal entry’ of Messiah, proclaiming Him as King, that branches of the palm tree were waived.

Luk 19:29  And it happened as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany toward the Mount called Of Olives, He sent two of the disciples,
Luk 19:30  saying, Go into the village opposite you, in which having entered you will find a colt having been tied up, on which no one of men ever yet sat. Untying it, bring it.
Luk 19:31  And if anyone asks, Why do you untie it? you shall say to them, The Lord has need of it.
Luk 19:32  And going, those having been sent found as He told them.
Luk 19:33  And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, Why do you untie the colt?
Luk 19:34  And they said, The Lord has need of it.
Luk 19:35  And they led it to Jesus. And throwing their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it.
Luk 19:36  And as He went, they were spreading their garments in the highway.
Luk 19:37  And as He was already drawing near to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began rejoicing, to praise God with a loud voice concerning all the works of power which they saw,
Luk 19:38  saying, “Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord,” the King. Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest! Psa. 118:26
Joh 12:12  On the morrow, coming to the Feast, hearing that Jesus is coming to Jerusalem, a great crowd
Joh 12:13  took palm branches and went out to a meeting with Him, and they were crying out, Hosanna! “Being blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” Psa. 118:26
Joh 12:14  And finding an ass colt, Jesus sat on it, even as it had been written,
Joh 12:15  “Do not fear,” “daughter of Zion. Behold, your King comes” “sitting on” “the foal of an ass.” Isa. 40:9; Zech. 9:9

Bethany is where Messiah ascended into Heaven.  His ascension is linked with Him being King.
Luk 24:50  He led them out as far as to Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.
Luk 24:51  And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried into Heaven.

Psa 68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Heb 1:3  who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high, Psa. 110:1
Heb 1:4  having become so much better than the angels, He has inherited a name more excellent than they.
Heb 1:5  For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son; today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him, and He shall be a Son to Me.” Psalm 2:7

Psa 2:6  Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion.
Psa 2:7  I will declare concerning the statute of Jehovah: He said to Me, You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.

Rev 7:9  After these things I saw, and behold, a great crowd which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and tongues, standing in front of the throne, and before the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.
Rev 7:10  And they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation to our God sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb.

70 Palms for 70 nations
Exo 15:27  And they came to Elim. And there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees. And they camped by the waters.
Deu 32:8  when the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance; when He separated the sons of Adam, He set up the bounds of the peoples, according to the number of the sons of Israel.

The Hebrew word for the branch of a palm tree is כפה ‘kapheh’ which comes from the root כף ‘kaph’ which means the palm of the hand.

The hand = body of Messiah

Lines drawn into the ‘hand’ of the Most High
Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her suckling child, from pitying the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will surely not forget you.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have carved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are always before Me.

WALLS=Lines on Hands=12 Walls of Israel  (Revelation 21:12-27).  12 lines on the 4 fingers=12 tribes, 12 walls.

Dates

The type of palm tree mentioned in Scripture is the date palm, the fruit of which is the date.  The word in Hebrew for date דבש, is the same word for honey.

Honey is likened unto the Word.
Psa 119:103  How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The fruit of the righteous, healing and the tree of life
Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who takes hold of souls is wise.
Pro 15:4  A wholesome (מרפא ‘marpe’ – healing) tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a break of the spirit.
Pro 16:24  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of its street and of the river, from here and from there, was a tree of life producing twelve fruits: according to one month each yielding its fruit. And the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.

Dates have a high tannin content and are used medicinally as a detersive (having cleansing power) and astringent in intestinal troubles.  As an infusion, decoction, syrup, or paste, dates may be administered for sore throat, colds, bronchial catarrh, and taken to relieve fever and a number of other complaints.  The seed powder is also used in some traditional medicines.

The promised land is spoken of as a land of milk and honey.

Deu 6:3  Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

It is interesting to note that the other most well known type of palm tree bears coconuts, which produces ‘milk.’

Date Seed

The survival time of a date seed is unknown.  There is record of a date palm seed sprouting after being in ‘storage’ for 2000 years.  {Seed from Masada is the oldest to germinate}

The Word is likened unto Seed
Luk 8:11  And this is the parable: The seed is the Word of God.

Mat 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The Palm & the Resurrection

The Greek word for Palm tree is φοῖνιξ ‘phoenix.’ This word is used in the Septuagint book of Job translated as palm tree.

Septuagint LXX

Job 29:18  And I said, My age shall continue as the stem of a palm tree; I shall live a long while.
Job 29:18  Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply days like the sand.
Job 29:19  My root was open to the waters, and the dew lay all night on my branch.
Job 29:20  My glory was fresh with me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

In Job 29:18, ‘phoenix’ is used to translate the Hebrew word חול ‘chol’ which means sand.  Sand is a picture of the body of Messiah and is linked to the resurrection, as seen in a previous tidbit.

Sand and the palm are further linked through the word תמרור ‘tamror’ which comes from the root תמר ‘tamar’ which means a palm tree.

Jer 31:21  Set up road marks for yourself; make sign posts for yourself. Set your heart toward the highway, even the way you went. Turn again, O virgin of Israel; turn again to these cities of yours.

Waymarks or signposts are linked to Zion, His body.  Zion literally means a signpost or waymark.
ציוּן
tsı̂yûn
BDB Definition:
1)    signpost, monument, market

Zion comes from the following root speaking of the desert.

ציוּן ‘tsı̂yûn’ means a sign or waymark

In ancient Egypt the Bennu bird and the Date Palm were given the same name and in many cases were considered synonymous

The Phoenix is an emblem of the resurrection amongst early believers.
Clement 1st Epistle to the Corinthians: Chapter XXV.—The phœnix an emblem of our resurrection.

“Let us consider that wonderful sign [of the resurrection] which takes place in Eastern lands, that is, in Arabia and the countries round about. There is a certain bird which is called a phœnix. This is the only one of its kind, and lives five hundred years. And when the time of its dissolution draws near that it must die, it builds itself a nest of frankincense, and myrrh, and other spices, into which, when the time is fulfilled, it enters and dies. But as the flesh decays a certain kind of worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up that nest in which are the bones of its parent, and bearing these it passes from the land of Arabia into Egypt, to the city called Heliopolis. And, in open day, flying in the sight of all men, it places them on the altar of the sun, and having done this, hastens back to its former abode. The priests then inspect the registers of the dates, and find that it has returned exactly as the five hundredth year was completed.”

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