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Barabbas

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Barabbas, man described in the New Testament as a bandit condemned to crucifixion at the same time as Jesus. The Roman governor Pontius Pilate agreed to spare one prisoner, and a palace crowd chose Barabbas instead of Jesus.

See also: New Testament.

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