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Barabbas

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noun Ba·rab·bas \bə-ˈra-bəs\

Definition of Barabbas

  1. :  a prisoner according to Matthew, Mark, and John released in preference to Christ at the demand of the multitude



Origin of barabbas

Greek, from Aramaic Bar-abba


First Known Use: before 12th century


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