"Links with Tabernacles and Hanukkah in the Gospel Accounts of Palm Sunday"

By David Instone -Brewer (Jerusalem Perspective, 2008) (online)

Waving palm branches and crying Hosanna were associated with the festivals of Tabernacles and Hanukkah, both of which celebrated a ruler riding in to free Jerusalem. When these familiar chants occurred before Passover at Jesus' entrance, the officials were understandably worried.

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