XXVIII. Entry into Jerusalem
113. Danger of the Jerusalem Visit; Arrival in Bethany
55Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves.
56They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?”
57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.a
1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, 11because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
(Jn. 11:55–57; 12:1, 9–11)
a “Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.”—The Sanhedrin has decreed Jesus' death, (Ch. 104 ) and now issues orders calling upon all of Jewry to deliver him into their hands.