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  1. Aug 5, 2022 · Answer. Barabbas is mentioned in all four gospels of the New Testament: Matthew 27:15–26; Mark 15:6–15; Luke 23:18–24; and John 18:40. His life intersects that of Christ at the trial of Jesus. Jesus was standing before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who had already declared Jesus innocent of anything worthy of death ( Luke 23:15 ).

  2. Barabbas or Jesus? - Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barab′bas. So when they had ...

  3. Barabbas was a robber, murderer and rebel. He had sought to save the Jews through insurrection. In character, Barabbas represented the devil, who was a murderer from the beginning. (See John 8:44.) In heaven Satan caused sedition and a third of the angels joined him.

  4. New International Version. 16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus[ a] Barabbas. 17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” 18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.

  5. Taking the Place of Barabbas. 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. 16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [ a]Barabbas. 17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is ...

  6. Feb 1, 2018 · Barabbas was a criminal whom the gospels say was released by the Romans instead of Jesus. Bar-abbas means 'son of the father,' thus a false 'son of the father' was chosen by the Jews to be released while the true 'son of the father' was delivered to the Romans for crucifixion. Some early manuscripts of Matthew give Barabbas a surname: Jesus.

  7. Barabbas Barabbas Easton's Bible Dictionary - Barabbas Barabbas [N] [H] [S] i.e., son of Abba or of a father, a notorious robber whom Pilate proposed to condemn to death instead of Jesus, whom he wished to release, in accordance with the Roman custom ( John 18:40 ; Mark 15:7 ; Luke 23:19 ).

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