Why did the people pick Barabbas?

Why did the people pick Barabbas?

The differences between the two men could not have been more glaring. Barabbas the freedom fighter was committed to waging war against Roman oppression with direct violent action. His creed was likely “hate your enemies and use any means available to defeat them.” So they chose Barabbas.

Why did the Jews release Barabbas?

This release of the Jewish heir apparent, in exchange for the execution of his father, the claimant Jesus, King of the Jews, so the theory expounds, was done to appease the Jewish population and prevent an uprising.

Are there any Jews who still believe in Jesus?

They, therefore, reject Him today. The good news is that many Jews are turning to Christ today. The God of Israel has always been faithful to keep a “remnant” of believing Jews to Himself. In the United States alone, some estimates say that there are over 100,000 Jewish believers in Jesus, and the numbers are growing all the time.

Why did so many Jews in Israel reject Jesus Christ?

While it is true that the majority of Jews rejected Jesus as their Messiah, it is important to recognise that the first to believe in Him were a relatively small group of Jews – numbered in the thousands out of all the millions of Israel. The expression “the Israel of God” refers to Jewish believers in Jesus [ Galatians 6:16].

Who was released by the Romans instead of Jesus?

Updated February 01, 2018. Barabbas was a criminal whom the gospels say was released by the Romans instead of Jesus. Bar-abbas means ‘son of the father,’ thus a false ‘son of the father’ was chosen by the Jews to be released while the true ‘son of the father’ was delivered to the Romans for crucifixion.

Why did Pilate allow the Jews to Choose Jesus?

It was a Passover festival custom that the governor release a prisoner to the people, so, in a ploy to appease the crowd of Jewish leaders who had gathered and to secure Jesus’ release, Pilate allowed them to choose between a convicted criminal named Barabbas and Jesus.

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