Mark 11:2 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
2. A colt tied Matthew has it, “an ass tied, and a colt with her.” This is variation but not contradiction. It is the purpose of Matthew to show the accordance of our Lord’s conveyance into Jerusalem with the predictions of prophecy, which required the mention of the ass and her foal. It is Mark’s purpose simply to narrate that our Lord rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, without dwelling specially upon the animal he rode.
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Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
Daniel D. Whedon (1808-1885) was a prominent university professor, theologian, and author. He served as Professor of Ancient Languages at Wesleyan University in Connecticut; as Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Michigan; and as editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review from 1856 to1884. He authored numerous books including Commentary on the New Testament (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860); Commentary on the Old Testament (New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1873); What is Arminianism? (Toronto: W. Briggs, 1879); and Essays, Reviews, and Discourses (New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1887).