Topic: Lulav

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Moses directs Jews to use four species of plants to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot): the lulav is a grouping of palm branch, myrtle, willow and the etrog. The etrog is handled separately; the other three species are bound together and are collectively referred to as the lulav.

Leviticus 23:40

On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Waving Lulav at Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles)

The Feast of Tabernacles is focused on God’s providence and leading during the process of getting to the promised land to establish the kingdom.  So then is it any wonder that we find these verses later in scripture.

John 12:13

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!"

Rev 7:9

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.


Dave Lyman