On the page of miniatures for Prime, William depicts the judgments by Annas, Caiphas
, Pilate, and Herod [Figure 7]; the judgment of Pilate is depicted on the page of miniatures for the hour of Terce [Figure 8].
The arrival of Caiphas
is always a tense moment for any Jew watching a Jesus play, as he is the character who pokes a conspicuous hole in the rebuttal passed down for generations by fretful Jewish mothers to the children they feared would be accused as "Christ-killers.
Once she was Sycaminum in the Jewish-Christian tradition, another time was called Caiphas
, of Caiffa during the Crusades.
Sandy Mitchell's new Caiphas
Cain novel DEATH OR GLORY (1844162877, $7.
At Nepi, on the Cassian way, there is an inscription recording the civil pact between knights and consuls of the town that likens its potential violators not only to Judas, Caiphas
, and Pilate, but also to Ganelon, "who betrayed his companions.
Jesus' unbiblical address to Pilate, Annas, and Caiphas
and the milites' darkly comic torture are just two places where this lack is felt (110).
The Jewish priest Caiphas
is a hook-nosed villain, while Pontius Pilate is a confused but decent man (hardly the despot who was recalled from his command because he was so vicious).
Skimming the surface, let's just say Caiphas
the high priest (Mattia Sbragia) comes across as a simplistic, almost pantomime-like chief villain, the dissenting priests are given oneliners and short shrift and Pilate is portrayed as a doubting, almostbenevolent ruler contrary to other historical accounts which showed him to be a bit of a cold-blooded butcher.
On the program I advanced several criticisms (the seemingly unending scourging; the ludicrous portrayal of Barabbas; the representation of the high priest, Caiphas
, as bloodthirsty rather than calculating, etc.
Character actor Mattia Sbragia, who plays Caiphas
, the Jewish high priest, was among those who made the cut.
The enemies in Gibson's ``Passion'' are the Jewish religious leaders, led by the high priest Caiphas
(Mattia Sbragia), who, from the movie's opening moments in the Garden of Gethsemane, will settle for nothing less than Jesus' death on the cross.
Safari Roasting is also able to draw on the expertise of the Mill's chief liquorer, Caiphas
Mlambo, who trained under Jeremy Wakeford, Zimbabwe's best-known liquorer.