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I WAS CALLED BARABBAS
We know precious little of the man called Barabbas, a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth. He is variously described in the historical record as thief,murderer, rebel, and notable Roman prisoner. His release by. . .
It doesn’t get much worse than the prospect of a three-way civil war, and in a global superpower grown arrogant and complacent in its prosperity, only one influential man leads the peaceful charge against . . .
In The Press
"I am always intrigued to read books that try to fill in more context around the Biblical stories - it helps bring the historical time period alive, and it's fun to make conjectures about what might have happened to people in the Bible outside of what we know. I was happy to review I Was Called Barabbas. I found it to be an intriguing dive into the "what might have been" about a character that only briefly appears in the Gospels as the prisoner released the day of Christ's crucifixion."
Bekah at Motherhood Moment Blog
"The man called Barabbas had done evil, murderous things. It was his time to die, and he accepted that, even embraced it. The torture, both physical and emotional, would end. He was a disgrace, and he would blessedly be no more. But then the Jewish leaders did the unthinkable—they convinced the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate, to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus of Nazareth, the famed teacher and healer who they falsely accused of sedition.
This is a fascinating, powerful event from history, and yet we know next to nothing about one of the main participants! Who was Barabbas the Jew? Where did he come from, and where did he go after that fateful day? The records have been lost. Two millennia is a long time."
Guest Post by M.D. House at Historical Fiction Blog
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We know precious little of the man called Barabbas, a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth. He is variously described in the historical record as thief, murderer, rebel, and notable Roman prisoner. His release by the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate was part of the supernal plan for the Christ to offer himself as the ultimate blood sacrifice, but it’s doubtful Barabbas understood any of that at the time...
I WAS CALLED BARABBAS Audio Book Sample