Re: Day 290 Matthew 21-22. (Guest entry)
The crucial phrase is "And it came to pass" - i.e. at some time.
Jesus took them out to Bethany, then (it came to pass) took them back to the Mount of Olives - He was having a last look around the place before going to Heaven. Perhaps he wanted to check on the fig tree that he had cursed on the road to Bethphage and Bethany to see if there were any change in it?
“The only place you don’t want to hear “Jesus loves you” is in a Mexican prison.”