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Bibil Identifier bibil:219011
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jesus Barabbas, a Nominal Messiah? Text and History in Matthew 27.16–17
Author Moses, Robert E.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 43-56 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the textual arguments offered for and against the reading Jesus Barabbas in Matthew 27.16–17. While siding with the position that the longer reading, Jesus Barabbas, stood in the original text of Matthew's Gospel, this article argues against the tendency of scholars to deduce from the longer reading that a historical figure called ‘Jesus’ with the patronymic ‘Barabbas’ was released by Pilate, and that this man's name was suppressed by Christian tradition out of reverence for the name Jesus.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000270
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Barabbas
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Methods
Pericopes Matthew 27,16-27,17
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