Barabbas

The bandit released from custody instead of Jesus.

According to all four Gospels, Barabbas was a robber or rebel held in custody in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ arrest. When Pilate offered to release Jesus, the leaders of the Jews in Jerusalem stirred up the crowd to have Barabbas freed instead.

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