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.
There are two priests, Caiphas and Anna, instead of one.
In a later scene, Caiphas and Anna, the high priests of Jerusalem, praise him as the best governour and Anna adds that they
In the faces of Peter, Mary, Judas, and Caiphas we see the shape and color of faith, wonder, shame, and resistance, and in the portrayal of Jesus' healing miracles the camera seems to bring our hearts within reach of God's merciful touch.
Gary Oldman is a more conniving and powerful Pontius Pilate than we are used to, a spidery politico manipulating lesser creatures like Caiphas, Herod, and Judas Iscariot, while providing a much more interesting (and dangerous) foil for Jesus than Jeroen Krabbe's over-the-top and nearly campy Satan.
Chambers (105-18) printed a remarkable dramatic excrescence produced by the Palm Sunday liturgy from about 1300: a speech in English of Caiphas
the high priest that followed the singing of the antiphon "Unus autem ex ipsis, Caiphas
nomine" and was delivered at the third stage of the Palm Sunday procession (the liturgy at stages one and two is summarized above).
Haec audientes, omnes gauisi sunt: Et euntes Annas, & Caiphas
, Nicodemus, & loseph, & Gamaliel, non inuenerunt eos in sepulchris: sed ambulantes in Arimathiam inuenerunt eos ibi in oratione, flexis genibus: & osculantes eos cum omni veneratione, & timore Dei perduxerunt eos Hierusalem in sinagogam:
In the gospels of the New Testament, Judas was the disciple who betrayed Jesus by identifying him with a kiss to arresting soldiers of the High Priest Caiphas
Like many other critics, the Conference expressed unease over the portrayal of Caiphas, the High Priest, as some sneering stereotypical Shylockian figure.
However, if you happen to be fluent in Aramaic you'll realise Gibson does himself no favours by opting to omit the line from John's gospel where Caiphas argues that it is better for one man to die in order to save the nation while leaving in the infamous 'blood line' curse recorded in Matthew, but not having it subtitled.
In the film, the Jews, led by the high priest Caiphas
, arrest Jesus, bring him before a waffling, soul-searching Pilate and bully the Roman governor by inciting an angry mob to call for Jesus' crucifixion.