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13 Apr

“Pilate went out again to the Jews, and said to them, ‘I find no fault in Him at all. But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?’ Then they all cried again, saying, ‘Not this Man, but Barabbas!’ Now Barabbas was a robber.” – John 18:38-40
Pontius Pilate offering the Jews the choice between their King, Jesus of Nazareth, or Barabbas, the thief, as depicted in the Rossano Gospels, a 6th century illuminated manuscript Gospel Book written following the reconquest of the Italian peninsula by the Byzantine Empire. Also known as Codex purpureus Rossanensis due to the reddish (purpureus in Latin) appearance of its pages, the codex is one of the oldest surviving illuminated manuscripts of the New Testament. The manuscript is famous for its prefactory cycle of miniatures of subjects from the Life of Christ, arranged in two tiers on the page, sometimes with small evangelist or prophet portraits below, pointing up to events they describe in their Gospels. — kept in the Diocese Museum of Rossano Cathedral (via Holy Cross Monastery)

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