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Barabbas (; Aramaic: ישוע בר אבא‎ Yeshua Bar ʾAbbaʾ, literally "son of the father" or "son of the teacher") is a figure mentioned in the New Testament, in which he is an insurrectionary held by the Roman governor at the same time as Jesus, and whom Pontius Pilate freed at the Passover feast in Jerusalem, while keeping Jesus as a prisoner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barabbas has received more than 1,345,906 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 238th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Barabbas ranks 238 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Gregory X, Pope Liberius, Pope Gelasius I, Pope Dionysius, Vincent de Paul, and Pope Linus. After him are Pope Anicetus, Pope Gregory II, Pope Anastasius I, Saint Cecilia, Pope Honorius IV, and Saint Pantaleon.

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Among people born in 1, Barabbas ranks 9Before him are Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Saint Veronica, and Pope Linus. After him are Pope Anacletus, Thomas Bangalter, Vologases I of Parthia, Shimon bar Yochai, Onesimus, and Locusta. Among people deceased in 100, Barabbas ranks 14Before him are Salome, Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, Longinus, and Caiaphas. After him are Simon of Cyrene, Herodias, Apollonius of Tyana, Dionysius the Areopagite, Salome, and Saint Sarah.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Barabbas ranks 50 out of 294Before him are Moshe Dayan (1915), Deborah (-1199), Eusebius (265), Saint Veronica (1), Rehoboam (-972), and Reuven Rivlin (1939). After him are Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Jeroboam (-1000), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Procopius (500), Judas Maccabeus (-200), and Josiah (-648).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Barabbas ranks 34Before him are Daniel (-690), Saint Matthias (1), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), and Saint Veronica (1). After him are Judas Maccabeus (-200), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Rabbi Akiva (50), Annas (-22), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), and Pontius Pilate's wife (6).

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