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Barabbas

[ buh-rab-uhs ]
/ bəˈræb əs /
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noun

a condemned criminal pardoned by Pilate in order to appease the mob, which demanded that he be freed instead of Jesus. Mark 15:6–11; John 18:40.

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Barabbas
/ (bəˈræbəs) /

noun

New Testament a condemned robber who was released at the Passover instead of Jesus (Matthew 27:16)
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