The crowd would have obtained the death of the Jewish Jesus, without knowing that he was in the Roman prison for murder, not the Son of Father. Which clue may vehicle this idea in the gospels?
In this verse it is said that the rebels in the same prison of Barabbas were the killers, not Barabbas himself:
οἵτινες may be read as a reference to the only rebels, not to Barabbas also. I would ask some expert of this forum for a best confirmation of what I am saying.
If until here I am right, the verse may be read supporting the view of an innocent Barabbas:
The verse 10 reads, without the (obvious) interpolation of a θ:
Hence in the verse 10 immediately preceding 11:
So Pilate is asking the Jews:
Pilate expected that the Jews would have answered "yes, free the our Jewish Christ, even if he is a murderer" and in this way Pilate (as the demiurge) would have killed Barabbas the true Son of Father. But the Jews believed that Pilate was tempting them another time, by promising apparently the deliverance of a sinner and criminal, hence they replied: "kill the Jewish Christ and free Barabbas! Your same law requires the punition of the criminals!"
There is so a confusion on two levels:
- the demiurge Pilate wants the death of the Son of a Higher God but he ends releasing him.
- The Jews want the death of a false Jewish Christ but they end killing their Jewish Christ.
This scenario assumes:
- that Pilate is totally evil just as the demiurge.
- That the Jews believe that Jesus is a false Jewish Christ and as such he deserves the death.