Posted by: biblestudyseattle | January 16, 2017

David’s Crucifixion

Compare this:  “ Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”  David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go in haste, or he will overtake us quickly and bring down calamity on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”  Then the king’s servants said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king chooses.”  2 Samuel 15:13-15

With this:  “Then He came to the disciples and *said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”  Matthew 26:45-46

They are not the same, but the urgency is palpable.  Also, compare these:

While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over toward the way of the wilderness.  Now behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him carrying the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God, and Abiathar came up until all the people had finished passing from the city.  The king said to Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the Lord, then He will bring me back again and show me both it and His habitation.   But if He should say thus, ‘I have no delight in you,’ behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”  The king said also to Zadok the priest, “Are you not a seer? Return to the city in peace and your two sons with you, your son Ahimaaz and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.  See, I am going to wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.”  Therefore Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and remained there.  And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.”  2 Samuel 15:23-30

When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.  He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left.  Thus Shimei said when he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!  The Lord has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!”  2 Samuel 16:5-8

And these:  “When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.  And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.  For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’  Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’”  Luke 23:26-30

In both cases it seemed as though Absalom/Satan was winning.  There was much lamenting as these two leaders were lead out toward the Mount of Olives.  Ernest L. Martin makes a pretty solid case that Jesus was crucified on the Mount of Olives.

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