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Caiaphas

(Joseph Caiaphas) (kā`yəfəs), Jewish high priest, a Sadducee, son-in-law of Annas. According to the Gospels, he presided at the council that condemned Jesus to death. Later, he joined in the examination of Peter and John. Mat. 26.57–68; John 11.47–54; 18.24; Acts 4.6.

Caiaphas

New Testament the high priest at the beginning of John the Baptist's preaching and during the trial of Jesus (Luke 3:2; Matthew 26)
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Caiaphas defends his position by clinging to the precepts of the Torah.
His speech is called up short by the sight of Caiaphas, the "one, crucified" on the ground in front of him and Virgil:
The specific concern of the anti-defamation associations was the same for the two films: wrongfully depicting the High Priest Caiaphas and the Jewish people as being responsible for the killing of Christ.
A number of his disciples--Peter, Thomas, Judas, and Mary Magdalene--are well-drawn, and plausible motivation is offered not only for Judas' betrayal, but also for the machinations of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin.
When soldiers sent by Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest, tried to arrest Jesus Christ, Peter attempted to stop it not by biting, but chopping the ear of Malchus, the servant of Caiaphas, using a sword.
If anything, Rubinstein's Christus, with its angrily unpleasant music for the Jewish high priest Caiaphas as he denounces Jesus, and its honeyed epilogue for Paul as he sets off to spread the true gospel to the Gentiles, is probably the work most likely to offend Jewish sensibilities of the four works under consideration; the musical depiction of the high priests in a corresponding passage from Friedrich Kiel's Christus (given on p.
Joseph Caiaphas served as high priest of Judea from 18 to 36/37 CE, during the governorship of Pontius Pilate, says Reinhartz (religious studies, U.
The trials of Annas, Caiaphas and Herod Antipas entered the visual corpus of Pilatian imagery, and the physical suffering of Christ began to be more graphically emphasized, with Pilate often shown taking a more active role in the trial and subsequent torture of Christ--he oversees (and sometimes even participates) in the flagellation (272-89).
15) The contract lists the exact episodes of the Passion that were to be depicted: 1 Christ taken in the Garden ('uno quadro como Christo fu preso in l'orto'); 2 Christ before Caiaphas ('un altro quadro como Christo fu presentato a Cayphas'); 3 Christ before Pilate ('un altro quadro como Christo fu presentato a Pilato e como se lavo le mani'); and 4 Christ carrying the Cross ('un altro quadro como li Judei il ligorno et li fecere portare la croce [+]').
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A 2000-year-old burial box found in the Valley of Elah, southwest of Jerusalem - the legendary location of the battle between David and Goliath - could reveal the location of the family of Caiaphas, the high priest involved in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, according to Israeli researchers.
Caiaphas is a major figure in the Gospels, having sent Jesus to the Romans and on to his death, and one of Jacobovici's assertions is that the high priest was not such a bad guy.
The film begins by revisiting an ancient Jerusalem grave discovered in 1990 which was hailed by many at the time as the burial place of the Jewish high priest Caiaphas, who in the New Testament presides over the fateful trial of Jesus.