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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  i.e.,  son  of  Abba  or  of  a  father,  a  notorious  robber  whom  Pilate 
  proposed  to  condemn  to  death  instead  of  Jesus,  whom  he  wished  to 
  release,  in  accordance  with  the  Roman  custom  (John  18:40;  Mark 
  15:7;  Luke  23:19).  But  the  Jews  were  so  bent  on  the  death  of 
  Jesus  that  they  demanded  that  Barabbas  should  be  pardoned  (Matt. 
  27:16-26;  Acts  3:14).  This  Pilate  did 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Barabbas,  son  of  shame,  confusion