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40They shouted in reply, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a bandit.

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39. But ye have a custom that I should release one unto you at the passover, &c.—See on Mr 15:7-11. "On the typical import of the choice of Christ to suffer, by which Barabbas was set free, see the sixteenth chapter of Leviticus, particularly Le 16:5-10, where the subject is the sin offering on the great day of atonement" [Krafft in Luthardt].