BarabbasDownloadable Video - 2000
Jesus the Nazarene or Jesus of Nazareth- this is how Jesus is referred to in the four gospels. And yet in several other archaic manuscripts we discover another Jesus, Jesus Barabbas. Barabbas was the rioter chosen by the crowd over Jesus, when Pontius Pilate offered to amnesty one prisoner. Who was Barabbas, whose name in Aramaic can be read "Son of the Father"? Was he one of the witnesses of the Jewish uprisings against the Roman occupation? Was he a Zealot? Was he a literary creation? Does he serve as a marker of the death of the historical Jesus? How can we explain that his full name was gradually erased from the texts that have been passed down to us? On a wider scope, should the gospels be viewed as documents on the life and death of Jesus, or as texts that bear witness to the schism taking place within Judaism after the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : ARTE France, 
Copyright Date: ©2000
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (51 min., 27 sec.)) : color and sound