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Songs of Ascent

Read Psalm 118:26. Those with Jesus on the Palm Sunday road that day are singing part of what are called “The Hallel” (the Songs of Ascent – sung during the Ascent up to Jerusalem for the feasts which occurred 3 times per year) which consists of Psalms 113-118, which were sung during Passover season. You will recall that our story is taking place during the Passover Season (Feast of Unleavened Bread). The songs would have been on everyone’s mind. “Hosanna!” means “O Save!”

  1. What does Deuteronomy 16:16 say about the requirement of the people to come to the temple in Jerusalem?
  2. Copy the following portions of Hallel Psalms to give you an idea of what the people would have been singing and thinking about as they entered Jerusalem at this time of year. Psalm 113:2 Psalm 113:4-6 Psalm 115:9 Psalm 116:1-2 Psalm 116:12-14 Psalm 117 Psalm 118:19-21
Flowers in Jerusalem
Flora – Israel
Flowers – Jerusalem

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