Photo by Scala/Art Resource, New York, NY

ON THE COVER: “Hosanna,” cried the people to Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on an ass. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, as painted by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1280–1348?), follows John’s Gospel which says the people “took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him …” (John 12:13). “Hosanna” meant something quite different to people in Jesus’ day, says Marvin H. Pope, than it did in later times. To learn what Pope says “Hosanna” really means, see “Hosanna—What It Really Means.”