Mark 15:7

7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.

Mark 15:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
ESV
7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas.
NLT
7 One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, a revolutionary who had committed murder in an uprising.
MSG
7 There was one prisoner called Barabbas, locked up with the insurrectionists who had committed murder during the uprising against Rome.
CSB
7 There was one named Barabbas, who was in prison with rebels who had committed murder during the rebellion.

Mark 15:7 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 15:7

And there was one named Barabbas
A prisoner of that name at Jerusalem;

which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him:
he had been at the head of a seditious mob, and he and his accomplices were taken and put in prison:

who had committed murder in the insurrection;
which may be connected either with Barabbas, and read in the singular number, as it is in the Vulgate Latin version, "he had committed"; or with the seditious persons he lay bound with, and be read in the plural number, "they had committed murder", as it is in the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions; and so in the ancient copies; and the Ethiopic renders it, "he was bound with seditious persons and murderers"; though, no doubt, he was guilty of murder as well as they; and so Peter calls him a murderer, ( Acts 3:14 ) . About this time murders were very frequently committed: the Jews say F18 that

``from the time that murderers increased, the slaying of the red heifer ceased; (the reason the commentators F19 give, is, because they were known who were accustomed to commit murder;) and that was from the time that Eleazar ben Dinai came, and Techinah ben Perishah he was called; and they called him again the son of a murderer;''

(See Gill on Matthew 27:16).


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Misn. Sota, c. 9. sect. 9. Maimon. Hilch. Rotzeach. c. 9. sect. 12.
F19 Jarchi & Bartienora in ib.

Mark 15:7 In-Context

5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate,