you are doing the my case, here.
"...his life": the life/soul of the Psalmist, not God!!! Just as if Pilate frees Barabbas, then his life - the life of Barabbas - will escape or be free from the crucifixion. Who plays an active role is God for the psalmist and Pilate for the crowd. Really you can't escape this only logical conclusion.
the rescuer of the life of psalmist is God for the psalmist. The rescuer of Barabbas is Pilate for the crowd.Rise up, LORD, confront them, bring them down; with your sword rescue me (my life) from the wicked.
Pilate isn't going to kill Barabbas. No he is going to set Barabbas free.What's God going to do with his sword? Is he going to kill the Psalmist? No he's going to kill the enemy of the Psalmist. That's going to cause his life to escape.
Simply translated:The passage literally say 'escape my life' with your sword (by killing) his enemy. Put another way 'let me escape by killing my enemy with your sword.' How does this possibly apply to the gospel?
"Dear mr. Pilate, Let Barabbas escape by killing Jesus called Christ with your cross". Still zero differences between the two cases.
Because of PLT occurring in "Pilate", the name"Pilate" remembers the original reader about the fact that a "deliverance" is going to happen and Pilate is probably the active subject of this "deliverance" in action. Hence the emphasis again and again on "release" and variants. Also the "festival" gives the same idea, since there is only a feast where an evil character receives a deliverance: the Yom Kippur. And obviously even a child realizes who is the deliverer in this case.How is a crowd shouting - in Syriac - 'release' or 'untie' Barabbas remotely related to this?
PLT, detached from any context, means basically Deliverance, liberation, by a fugue. But it can't decide alone, detached from any context, who is the deliverer or who is the fugitive. They can be distinct entities and in this case who should receive the title of PLT is who delivers the fugitive. Barabbas escapes thanks Pilate. The fugue of Barabbas is a mere result of the act of deliverance done ultimately by Pilate.