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by Wayne Blank
The Origin of "Hosanna"
The term was used widely in the Hebrew Scriptures (see The Older Testament and Which Bible Did Jesus Use?), including this example from the Psalms which plainly describe both Jesus Christ and His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem that was still centuries in the future:
"I thank Thee that Thou hast answered me and hast become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. This is The Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which The Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
The New Testament
"Hosanna" is best known by many from the Triumphal Entry:
"And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to The Mount Of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If any one says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and he will send them immediately."
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