In honor of Palm Sunday I cracked open N. T. Wright’s How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels in search of what he had to say about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and to my great shock, I couldn’t find reference to Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44; or John 12:12-19 anywhere in the Scripture index. I have to read this thing now and find out how it’s possible to omit such an even from a book that’s about how God became king. Perhaps Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem isThe Forgotten Story of the Gospelsthat the subtitle speaks of!
Oh, and for the record, all the talk about everyone forgetting what the Gospels are about isn’t the product of a zealous publicist, as some suspected, but rather come right from Wright’s pen (it’s all over the preface).