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  1. Jun 2, 2023 · Barabbas, in the New Testament, a prisoner mentioned in all four Gospels who was chosen by the crowd, over Jesus Christ, to be released by Pontius Pilate in a customary pardon before the feast of Passover. In Matthew 27:16 Barabbas is called a “notorious prisoner.”.

  2. Apr 4, 2023 · Ba· rab· bas bə-ˈra-bəs. : a prisoner according to Matthew, Mark, and John released in preference to Christ at the demand of the multitude.

  3. May 5, 2014 · Barabbas is the name of the notorious criminal who Pontius Pilate released from the prison in Jerusalem instead of Jesus. His name is mentioned 11 times in the New Testament; see full concordance . This affair is so dubious that it should be considered a red herring, or a comic insert into the story of Jesus' trial to strongly mark a jubilant ...

  4. 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 ).

  5. Aug 5, 2022 · In some manuscripts of Matthew 27:16–17, Barabbas is referred to as “Jesus Barabbas” (meaning “Jesus, son of Abba [Father]”). If Barabbas was also called “Jesus,” that would make Pilate’s offer to the crowd even more spiritually loaded. The choice was between Jesus, the Son of the Father; and Jesus, the Son of God.

  6. 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.

  7. Dec 23, 2021 · The name Barabbas (Bar Abba) means “ son of the father ” or “ son of the rabbi. ” Barabbas was a criminal, and the Bible describes him in different ways. Matthew 27:16 refers to him as a notorious prisoner, and this suggests that this may not have been the first time he was in prison.

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