When did Jesus go to Bethany according
to Jn. 12:1?
How long was this before Jesus was
Research the relative value of a
"pound of ointment of pure nard" in the first
century. Note Judas' estimation of its worth and compare
the value of a shilling (or "denarius," or
"pence," depending upon your translation) in
Mt. 20:2, 9f, & 13.
Why did Judas complain about Mary's
use of the ointment?
In order to more clearly undertand the
meaning of Jesus' words in verse 7, compare the parallel
accounts in Mt. 26:12 and Mk. 14:6.
In Mark's account the value of Mary's
act is indicated by what words? (Mk. 14:8)
Besides Jesus presence, what attracted
the people to Bethany at this time?
"Many of the Jews went away"
(12:11), from what or whom?
Why were the chief priests plotting to
put Lazarus to death?
What does "Hosanna" mean?
What indication is there in vs. 13
that the Jews saw a Messianic reference in Psalm 118?
"Fear not, daughter of Zion:
behold, they King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt,"
is a quotation from where?
"These things were written of
How are Jesus' words in vs. 23
different from what he had said on several earlier
occasions? (e.g., Jn. 2:4; 7:6)
What application did the words of
Jesus in vss. 24-25 have...
a. to himself?
b. to us? (cf. Rom. 6:1-11)
Why did the Father speak audibly on
What would happen "now"
according to vs. 31?
What themes found throughout the
earlier chapters of John are repeated by Jesus in Jn.