Matthew 26:26-22 NRSV
16 At that time they had a notorious prisoner, call Jesus Barabbas. So after they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release
for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah? ". For he realized that it was out of jealousy that they handed him over. While he was
sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, " Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for today I have suffered a great deal because
of a dream about him. ". Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed. The governor again
said to them, " Which of these two do you want me to release for you? And they said "Barabbas.". Pilate said to them, " Then what should I do with
Jesus who is called the Messiah? " All of them said, "Let him be crucified!". Then he asked, " Why, what evil has he done?". But they shouted all the
more "Let him be crucified!"
Jesus Barabbas. Two Jesus's at one crucifixion? That's some coincidence. And as the rabbis say, "Coincidence is not a kosher word."
Another "coincidence " is that Barabbas or bar Abbas, means "son of the father", or is it Father?
I have been looking into esoteric and allegorical methods used by ancient authors to convey certain truths unspeakable at the time but necessary to
preserve and the best way is in plain sight so those " with eyes" can see.
So here goes my interpretation of the esoteric message transmitted through one method of allegory, repetition. The use of certain words more than
once in close proximity means pay attention.
Jesus the Messiah was crucified in favor of the "notorious" but mysterious Jesus Son of the Father.". Meaning the Messiah was never meant to be the
Son of God, just the Messiah who leads the Israelites to glory and for that matter the whole world. But fully human.
The Son of the Father, which is the New Testament way of referring to God, was a pagan concept and chosen to replace the Jewish Messiah King concept
because to the Romans, the best Jewish Messiah was a dead one. The Romans chose Jesus Barabbas and made a whole myth based on old pagan ideas about
the Son of God being crucified and raised from the dead then returning to heaven with the promise to return some day and really defeat evil. Its been
So I feel pretty comfortable with the idea that some ancient scribe slipped in a message that this is not to be read as history and the real Jesus was
human, but real.
So he was correctly called the Messiah because he revealed that the Kingdom of God is within and the true Israel are the people who love God and
follow Jesus's teachings and that of the prophets before him. Not just the Hebrew ones but they will do fine if that is all you have.
We are all sons and daughters of God. Jesus was one of us. He was an architect, not a carpenter. Significant difference as architects were
initiates of the Temple as well as literal architects or masons. The mysteries and priesthoods revolved around the temples and architects were the
wisest of men learned in all the mysteries of the world. Jesus was so great because he combined the collective esoteric wisdom of the day into a much
more streamlined path to enlightenment. The churches have done their best to impede enlightenment but his words are immortal and need only a healthy
eye to absorb the wisdom.
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