Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “On what did Jesus ride into Jerusalem?”
Here are three answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
On an ass and a colt.
“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold your King is coming to you, Gentle, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” 6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. (Matthew 21:5-7)
On a colt.
They *brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. (Mark 11:7)
They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it. (Luke 19:35)
On a young ass.
Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written. (John 12:14)
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction: