Zealots Demand the Release of a Criminal

But another prisoner, an insurrectionist, has been sentenced to death, and Pilate’s courtyard is now filled with a crowd of fellow insurrectionists who wish for his release. The Jewish leaders stir up this crowd to demand that Jesus is sentenced to death, and they cry, “May his blood be on us and on our children!” (Matt. 27:15-26)

Give us Barabbas (1910). In The Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons. Public Domain.