Barabbas

noun Ba·rab·bas \ bə-ˈra-bəs \

Definition of Barabbas

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

Origin and Etymology of barabbas

Greek, from Aramaic Bar-abba


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