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Barabbas meaning

Βαραββας
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🔼The name Barabbas in the Bible

Barabbas is the name of the notorious criminal who Pontius Pilate released from the prison in Jerusalem in stead of Jesus. His name is mentioned 11 times in the New Testament; see full concordance.

This affair is so dubious that it should be considered a red herring, or a comic insert into the story of Jesus' trial to strongly mark a jubilant commentary. Read our article on the name Pilate for more on this.

🔼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:

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

🔼Barabbas meaning

The name Barabbas means Son Of The Father.

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