Meaning of Barabbas

Bar•ab•bas

Pronunciation: (bu-rab'us), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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