"Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. (16) And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. (17) Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" (18) For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. (19) While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him." (20) But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. (21) The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!" (22) Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"
How did Barabbas feel knowing that Jesus took his spot and was completely innocent? I wonder if he watched the crucifixion.
"Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land."
"For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;"
Could this three hours of darkness be the biggest battle between God and Satan?