Who is called Bar Abbas

  title={Who is called Bar Abbas},
  author={S. Davies},
  journal={New Testament Studies},
  • S. Davies
  • Published 1981
  • Philosophy
  • New Testament Studies
In the Journal of Biblical Literature LXIV H. A. Rigg carefully developed the remarkable theory that Jesus of Nazareth was known to his contemporaries as Jesus bar Abba and that crowds of people called for his release at the time of his trial. 1 Twenty-five years later, in New Testament Studies XVI (1970), H. Z. Maccoby independently arrived at a virtually identical conclusion. 2 Both men based their arguments on the fact that the tradition of the privilegium paschale is unlikely to have had… 
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