'Barabbas' Tagged Posts

'Barabbas' Tagged Posts

“LET THESE MEN GO”

Back in the 60’s when most TVs were still in black and white, lots of folks gathered around the tube on Sunday evenings to watch The Fugitive, starring the late David Jansen.  (Harrison Ford played the movie role many years later.)  The story-line followed a young doctor, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, fleeing from a zealous detective…

THE GREAT EXCHANGE

We remember the dramatic scene at the judgment seat of the Roman governor.  “When the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, ‘Which one do you want me to release to you:  Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?’ ” It was an annual custom.  It seems the Romans took it over from the Jews themselves – to release a prisoner of their choosing at Passover time when the Jews…