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Yes and no. Barrabas was secretly being supplied with Roman weapons by the Roman colonialists and their Jewish loan sharks to terrify and scare away some of the tribal groups living on the outskirts of Jerusalem. They knew that real estate prices would boom when the Romans built an aqueduct, baths and cobbled all-weather road to Bethehem. This complicated the power dynamic of the whole region when the population began skyrocketing with the high level of hygeine, running water and medicine the Romans introduced.