In folk-lore and fable, the donkey is a universal figure of fun. In mythology, he sports a colourful character between waggish rake and sacred libertine. The whole world over the donkey is the beast of burden, par excellence. But, in the Bible, the donkey holds a very special and honourable place. His character is rich in spiritual and ethical meaning, and his theological significance lies in his unique status in redemptive history.From burden-bearer to Christ-bearer, the humble donkey plays a glorious role in divine revelation.This, reference by reference, examination of the extraordinary status and role of the donkey is unique in its method, in its development and in its conclusions.