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Barabbas in Biblical Greek
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The name Barabbas in the Bible

Barabbas is the name of the notorious criminal who Pilate released from the prison in Jerusalem in stead of Jesus (Matthew 27:16).

Etymology of the name Barabbas

The name Barabbas is Greek transliteration of a Chaldean or Aramaic name. It consists of two elements:

The first part is the Chaldean or Aramaic word בר (bar), meaning son:

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The second part of the name Barabbas comes from the Semitic word אב (ab), basically meaning father:

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Barabbas meaning

The name Barabbas means Son Of The Father.

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