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This is, of course, highly speculative, but the narratives that portray Jesus as “welcomed as Israel’s king” on Palm Sunday and, 5 days later, rejected in favor of an insurrectionist, might be an “in the text” answer to your question. This shows up in all four Gospels and is touched on in Peter’s speech in Acts 3.

That assumes that there was significant overlap between the crowds that welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem and the crowd that turned out to see what Pilate would do with him. I’m inclined to think that there was.

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