The lion of St Mark


Chapters 11: Overview

The chapter begins with the solemn arrival in Jerusalem (as we saw with our overview of chapter 10). The story of the Gospel now remains in Jerusalem until the end.
Look at John 12,1 to see what Jesus does not say. Look through to 14,12 to see what indications of time are given by the evangelist.

Then read through the chapter and note how Jesus moves around. Where is he at the end of the chapter?
We have what is by now a familiar arrangement to be found in the middle of the chapter. There is something odd here too. See Matthew 21,18-19.
How then does chapter 11 lead into chapter 12?

Then take a look at my response.

Reading Plan

The three distinct episodes we have discovered in the chapter give us therefore our reading plan:
11,1-11: The entry into Jerusalem
11,12-25: The fig tree and the Temple
11,27-33: Authority

We can now move on to read the entry into Jerusalem.