asks to see Jesus' entombed body for himself, Pilate chastises him and the Sanhedrin for working on the Sabbath.
Trachtenberg gives as good as she gets, though, in her merciless cross examination of Caiaphas
the Elder (Jim Doulgas), accusing him and his Jewish brethren of being the real betrayers of Jesus.
and other high priests who conspired to bring about the death of Jesus disagree with Eli's vision and life for the earliest Christians in Jerusalem becomes very threatened.
The high priest, Caiaphas
, tells them it's better "to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.
Aslan wants to have it both ways: He treasures the scene where Jesus confesses to Caiaphas
that he's the messiah (Mt.
There's a poignant moment -- quite possibly the only artful scene in the whole film -- which intercuts Jesus' agonized prayers at Gesthemene with Caiaphas
and company in a similar plea for divine guidance at the Temple.
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.
36-37 deposed those responsible for the condemnation of Jesus, Caiaphas
and Pilate, as is attested by Josephus (44).
Jesus' trial inside the house of Annas and Caiaphas
and Peters trial outside in the courtyard contrasts Jesus' faithfulness with Peter's-and our-cowardice.
served as high priest of Judea from 18 to 36/37 CE, during the governorship of Pontius Pilate, says Reinhartz (religious studies, U.
This year's contenders include You Are Here by Steve Totland, about married academics at an Ivy League university; Terrence Hughes's The Kiss of Caiaphas
, which details the changing relationship between a father and his college-bound son; The Wind Farmer by Dan O'Neill, in which a young man tries to find his place in life by saving the world; and Suzanne Heathcoate's Starved, which Haimbach describes as an "almost Pinteresque" play about a family disrupted by a visitor.