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Barabbas Setting & Symbolism

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Golgotha

The place where Jesus was crucified. The sun went dark at Golgotha at the moment of Jesus' death, while Barabbas watched from nearby.

The Dung Gate

A place in Jerusalem where many of the homeless live. Some believe the mud will cure them and they all dig through the nearby garbage piles for scraps of food.

The Stoning Pit

A large pit where people are taken to be stoned to death. The Hare-Lipped Girl is taken there and just before she dies declares that she sees Jesus.

Jerusalem

The city where Barabbas stays after the crucifixion of Jesus.

The Desert of Judah

The desert outside Jerusalem. Barabbas crosses the arid land carrying the Hare-Lipped Girl's body for burial beside her stillborn child.

Cyperian Copper Mines

Where Barabbas was held as a slave after leaving his band of robbers behind.

Paphos

Where Barabbas worked as a slave in...

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