So you have two men, both of them the Son of the Father. However, one was released, and one was killed. In this respect, Yeshua the Messiah fulfilled not only the role of the Passover Lamb, but of the goat that was sacrificed by the priest at the Day of Atonement. See these words from Leviticus 16:7-10: He shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.
Wow. God's word is so precise... so many patterns are evident. Yeshua the Messiah became the One to Whom the LORD's lot fell, and He was killed as a sin offering. Barabbas became the scapegoat and was set free alive.
My next post will address several additional aspects of the crucifixion.