Episode 122

What About Barabbas?


June 17th, 2024

34 mins 40 secs

Season 9

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About this Episode

In this episode, John and Elliot discuss the Biblical figure, Barabbas. During his brief appearance in all four canonical Gospels, Barabbas is presented as the anti-messiah that the people choose instead of Jesus. But John poses an interesting question: Was Barabbas the first recipient of Jesus' salvation?

Join us as two thick-skinned friends from respectively Muslim and Evangelical Christian backgrounds discuss the implications around Barabbas, including the nature of salvation, the traditional precidents for antisemitism, and the question of whether Barabbas is best seen as a real historical person or as a pointed literary device.

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