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In the gospel of Luke, we find a geographical structure. The book begins with John in the wilderness. It then portrays Jesus setting his face toward Jerusalem. Eventually he arrives there, and in his final week he goes into the heart of the city. Why is Jerusalem so central? Perhaps it symbolizes the center of political power and religious piety. Perhaps the image is of Jesus going into the belly of the religious/military/economic power of his day. What does he say in there? What does he do in there? In this series, we will look through a historical and political lens of Jesus’ final days. What is portrayed and experienced is disruption, for both empire and the reader.