Barabbas Série-Collection : Corpus Christi (5)

Gérard Mordillat, Jérôme Prieur
1997 - 52 min - Beta digital - Couleur - France

According to the Gospels, other Jews were arrested at the same time as Jesus. Two of them were crucified, a third was set free, Barabbas. Why did the crowd prefer him to Jesus when the Roman governor proposed to set a prisoner free? To act in this way, Pilate mentioned a custom that is attested only in the Gospels, but by no historian of Antiquity...
And what can we know of Barabbas, "the riot leader"? Was he a zealot, a partaker in Jewish revolts against the Empire? Or a literary personage completely invented by the Gospel writers for the needs of their cause? Why, according to certain manuscripts, was Barabbas also called Jesus?