Crowd calling for Barabbas’ Release
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Barabbas (Βαραββᾶς, Barabbas). Prisoner held by Pilate at the same time as Jesus. Released after the crowd calls for his freedom and Jesus’ crucifixion.
Historical Jesus, Quest for the
Jesus, Historical, Quest for Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bcad 30/33). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, the Creator and Savior of the world, the founder of Christianity, and the sinless exemplar of its principles and practices. “Jesus”—His personal name—is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew “Jeshua” (or
Jesus in the Talmud
Jesus in the Talmud Discusses the debate over purported references to Jesus of Nazareth in classical rabbinic literature such as the Talmud.
Jesus, Canonical
Jesus, Canonical Approach to The portrayal of Jesus according to the accounts of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These texts present the story of Jesus as the climax of salvation history, within the context of God’s dealings with Israel, and in support of the Christian Church’s
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Barabbas (Person)
BARABBAS (PERSON) [Gk Barabbas (Βαραββας)]. The name “Barabbas” occurs in all four Gospels for the criminal chosen by the crowd—at the prompting of the priests, in preference to Jesus Christ—for Pilate to release on the feast of the Passover. His name does not occur elsewhere in the NT, and there is
Jesus (Person)
JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Barabbas. Criminal who was released instead of Jesus. All four Gospel writers took note of that event (Mt 27:15–26; Mk 15:6–15; Lk 23:18–25; Jn 18:39, 40), as did the apostle Peter in his temple sermon (Acts 3:14).Barabbas was a robber (Jn 18:40) who had been imprisoned for committing murder during
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Barabbas bä-rabʹəs [GK. Barabbas < Aram bar’abbā’—‘son of the father’ or (Harclean Syr.) bar-rabban—‘son of the teacher’]. Origen knew and did not absolutely reject a reading of Mt. 27:16f giving the name “Jesus Barabbas,” but although it also occurs here in a few other witnesses, it is probably due
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BARABBAS Criminal who was released instead of Jesus. All four Gospel writers took note of that event (Mt 27:15–26; Mk 15:6–15; Lk 23:18–25; Jn 18:39–40), as did the apostle Peter in his temple sermon (Acts 3:14).Barabbas was a bandit and/or revolutionary (Jn 18:40) who had been imprisoned for committing
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST Messiah, Savior, and founder of the Christian church.In providing a biography of Jesus Christ it must be borne in mind that each of the Gospels has its own distinctive purpose. Matthew, for instance, presents Jesus as the messianic King, whereas the emphasis in Mark is more on Jesus as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Barabbas (buh-rab´uhs; Heb., “son of abba [father]”), a person mentioned in the Gospels as being released from prison in lieu of Jesus (Matt. 27:15–23; Mark 15:6–14; Luke 23:18–23; John 18:38–40). He is identified as a bandit (John 18:40), “a notorious prisoner” (Matt. 27:16), and as being among a group
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christjesus christ is the central figure of the nt: every book is written because of him and, in some sense, about him. Within the nt itself, he is spoken of in two distinct ways.(1) The nt describes and reflects upon a man named Jesus who lived in Galilee and was eventually crucified in Jerusalem;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BARABBAS. All four Gospels (Mt 27:16; Mk 15:15; Lk 23:18; Jn 18:40) mention this man who was released by Pilate in preference to Jesus. A notorious prisoner arrested for robbery, sedition, and a murder, he has become the source of many imaginative narrative describing what may have happened to him when
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST. Jesus Christ is unique in several respects, not the least of which is the fact that in Him alone centers the gospel of the grace of God. He has changed the face of history, for in Him eternity has invaded time, God has become man, and human life has achieved through His redemption a significance
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BARABBAS. A bandit (Jn. 18:40), arrested for homicidal political terrorism (Mk. 15:7; Lk. 23:18f.). Mark’s language could indicate a well-known incident, and the epithet ‘notable’ (Mt. 27:16, av) some reputation as a species of hero. The priests, possibly taking up an initial demand from his supporters
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Barabbas (Gk. Barabbás)The “notorious prisoner” (Matt. 27:16) whom Pilate released to the crowd at Passover instead of Jesus. He is also described as a bandit (Gk. lēstḗs; John 18:40) and one imprisoned with the rebels who had committed murder during an insurrection (Mark 15:7; cf. Luke 23:19, 25).
Jesus Christ
Jesus ChristThe founder of what became the Christian movement. For greater specificity, in his lifetime he was called “Jesus son of Joseph” (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42), “Jesus of Nazareth” (Acts 10:38), or “Jesus the Nazarene” (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19 [some translations do not distinguish “the Nazarene”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Barabbas [bə răbˊəs]. A man held in prison at the time of Jesus’ trial and chosen by the crowd over Jesus (Matt. 27:16–26 par. Mark 15:6–15; Luke 23:13–25; cf. John 18:39–40). His name may point to a rabbi (Gk. Barabbas from Aram. bar˒abbā˒ “son of the father”) as his father, and thus to a
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
JESUS ἸησοῦςI. Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Jesus and paulThe relationship between Jesus and Paul poses a historical question with huge theological ramifications. Is Paul’s theology in harmony and continuity with the teaching and ministry of Jesus, or is there an unbridgeable gulf between them? It is generally held that, if it is to merit the
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