Barabbas, in the New Testament, a prisoner mentioned in all four Gospels who was chosen by the crowd, over Jesus Christ, to be released by Pontius Pilate in a customary pardon before the feast of Passover.
Herod ruled Judea from 37 BC. The Bible says he initiated a murder of all the infants in Bethlehem in an attempt to get rid of the baby Jesus .
While questioning Jesus about the claim of being the King of the Jews, Pilate realizes that Jesus is a Galilean and therefore under Herod’s jurisdiction. Since Herod already happened to be in Jerusalem at that time, Pilate decides to send Jesus to Herod to be tried.
Antipas reluctantly beheaded John, and later, when Jesus ‘ miracles were reported to him, he believed that John the Baptist had been resurrected.
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
According to the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and the account in John, the crowd chose Barabbas to be released and Jesus of Nazareth to be crucified .
As an Edomite Herod was open to challenge from someone claiming to be the heir of King David, and the central theme of Matthew 1 is Jesus ‘ Davidic status. Moreover, Herod was renowned for his paranoia, killing several of his own sons who threatened him.
They travelled by horse, camel, and elephant (respectively) to present the newborn baby Jesus with three symbolic gifts: gold, because Jesus was royalty as ” King of the Jews;” frankincense, which represented the baby’s holy nature as the Son of God; and myrrh to signify Jesus ‘ mortality.
|Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea|
|Coin of Herod Antipas|
|Reign||c. 4 BC/AD 1 – 39|
|Predecessor||Herod the Great|
The reason Jesus stayed silent was because Jesus was expressing his strength, power, and authority. The timeline of Jesus ‘ trials before the crucifixion started with the Jews, then went to Pilate, who then sent Jesus to Herod, who then sent Jesus back to Pilate, who then ordered the crucifixion.
In the years that followed Jesus’ death, the Romans treated the early Christians as a small, Jewish sect. This all changed with Paul of Tarsus. Paul began to spread Christianity ideas more to non- Jews .
An early tradition, found in a sixth or seventh century pseudepigraphal “Letter of Herod to Pilate”, claims that Longinus suffered for having pierced Jesus , and that he was condemned to a cave where every night a lion came and mauled him until dawn, after which his body healed back to normal, in a pattern that would
In Luke: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (in response to one of the two thieves crucified next to him) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (last words)
Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem in 5 B.C. before the birth of Jesus Christ. The family moved to Egypt after Joseph was told in a dream to flee to the now North African country to escape the command of Herod the Great to slaughter children in and around Bethlehem.
The term was first used to denote the governor of any of the four tetrarchies into which Philip II of Macedon divided Thessaly in 342 bc—namely, Thessaliotis, Hestiaeotis, Pelasgiotis, and Phthiotis.