Barabbas

Q. Can you tell me Barabbas first name? I want to make sure what I read was correct teaching!

A. Several sources I checked indicate his first name was the same as the Lord’s.  Since he was Jewish, his name would have been Yeshua bar Abba.

According to some historical accounts his first name was dropped from the Biblical record to avoid having the Lord’s name associated with a notorious murderer and  insurrectionist.

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