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    Christ, and Barabbas. These three roles together symbolize the average civilized modern human being 's mentality or psyche. The ‘amount’ of Pilate mentality is determined by the presence of Barabas and to much less extent Christ mentality. The Pilate-mentality is still the dominant or ruling temperament in the modern civilized human being.” • Pilate was Roman Attorney in Law in Palestine, who was afraid of popular opinion and wanted by all means to save own skin. He also knew that THE QUESTION OF TRUTH is very sensitive and subject to ‘free interpretation’ for any involved party/interest group. And he was aware of the power structure. The idea of the release of the thief Barabas came as the full realization of the fact that innocent Christ freedom would jeopardize and endanger the priests ' position, influence & living. So he set Barabbas free and sentenced Jesus to death. (Quote from book # World Religion & World Politics Article 2, chapter 2) • Christ mentality was the expression of the purest thought climates that manifest LOVE, Total Unselfishness and Heartfelt Joy in serving others. Such mentality effectively dilutes Any Animosity with forgiveness and friendship. "Humaneness", "the creation of peace, joy, and blessing for everything with which one comes into contact" guide such psyche. Such mentality does exist in mankind but in infinitesimal traces. • “The modern unfinished civilized human being of today is just as hesitant in choosing between the Barabbas-mentality…

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    Gospel Of John

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    John it shows that the people stood together as a city or town or as I should say the people there were representing that of antagonists. The people in the book were ones that would all stand with their leader and be against Jesus. Barabbas: Now, I chose to speak of the biblical person/character of the bible, Barabbas. If we look in the book of Matthew, In this chapter, it talks about how the people chose to release Barabbas instead of Jesus and then the people said for him to be crucified.…

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    decide. The Romans had a custom of releasing a prisoner whom they would people choose at the festivals. Pilate is hoping they would choose Jesus and he would be free of any responsibility. V:7 Marks says a prisoner by the name of Barabbas had committed murder in an insurrection. He was a nationalist who opposed Roman rule and wanted freedom from Rome. He was in prison awaiting his execution. His name is interesting, (Who can tell me just by looking at his name) it means son of the father.…

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    “The Easter story is telling us about the three great leading roles assigned to the characters Pilate, Christ, and Barabbas. These three roles together symbolize the average civilized modern human being 's mentality or psyche. The ‘amount’ of Pilate mentality is determined by the presence of Barabbas and in much less extent Christ mentality. The Pilate-mentality is still the dominant or ruling temperament in the modern civilized Human Being.” (Quote from book #17, ‘World Religion & World…

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    He writes his report to his officer Metilius and is careful to show Jesus in a positive light. And following his report he hears that his friend Barabbas is captured so he offers ways to help free him and end rebellion. Andreas meets with Pilate because of his suggestions and Pilate ends up twisting his words and freeing Barabbas with a cost. The people end up choosing Barabbas and that causes Jesus to get crucified in place of him. After the crucifixion Andreas realizes his officer and many…

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    Pilate and Herod Antipas, from a historical perspective. Theissen fully explores the social and historical context of Jesus and His actions in this book. This book is a great source that conveys the story of the Gospel. Beginning in Jerusalem, Andreas a Jewish merchant from Sepphoris happens to get caught up in a demonstration against Pilate the prefect. The Roman official, Metilius, seized Andreas and threw him in prison. While there, he was interrogated for the suspicion of being in the…

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    and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. On the contrary, there are passages from the Gospel, including Matthew 17:15-26, that portray a negative outlook of the Jews in the Gospel. Matthew 17:15-26 are very important, yet very debated verses in Matthew’s gospel when it comes to the topic if anti-Semitism. When the verses are broken down, it is easy to see how the Jews are seen as the ones at fault in the passage. Verses 15-26 are split in two parts. In the first part, verses 15-23, Matthew…

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    Passover Feast

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    What has he done to deserve such a terrible death?” They only shouted the louder, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding, but that a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to yourselves.” And the people as a whole said in reply, “His blood be stricken upon us and our children.” Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus whipped and beaten, he handed him over to be…

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    Jesus Chapter 27 Analysis

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    by Pilate. This is an interesting exchange because the governor’s most important job in the eyes of the Roman Empire was to keep the peace in the providence. Simply, unrest was bad business for the Romans. Having the Jews present Jesus to him caused Pilate a huge problem. The initial problem the Sanhedrin has with Jesus is his claim of authority. Pilate is not concerned about religious issues, but is most concerned about quieting this uprising. So, Pilate is really looking for any loophole to…

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    (23:16). Why, if a man is exonerated, should he be subject to any form of punishment? In Roman times, however, it was not uncommon when a man was exonerated, for him to receive a very mild whipping, presumably as a reminder to be more careful about his conduct. In verse 17 Luke comments that Pilate was obliged to release one prisoner at the feast. Presumably Pilate intended this to be Jesus, but the narrative goes on, ‘With one voice they cried out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”…

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