Less than a week before, He was welcomed jubilantly into the city. Hosanna! Hosanna! Deliver us!
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. (Matthew 21:9, KJV)
Greeted as a king, he was then betrayed, branded a criminal, beaten and tortured, and nailed to a cross. Crucified.
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him… (Matthew 20:18-19, KJV)
Who was this man called Jesus?