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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Caiaphas

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High priest of the Jews, A. D. 27 to 36. He was a Sadducee, and a bitter enemy of Christ. At his palace the priests, etc., met after the resurrection of Lazarus, to plot the death of the Savior, lest all the people should believe on him. On one of these occasions, John 11:47-54 , he counseled the death of Christ for the political salvation of the nation; and his words were, unconsciously to him, an inspired prediction of the salvation of a lost world. These plots against Christ, Matthew 26:1-5 Mark 14:1 Luke 22:2 , led to his seizure, and he was brought first before Annas, formerly high priest, who sent him to Caiaphas his son-in-law. See Matthew 26:57-68 Mark 14:53-72 Luke 22:54-71 John 18:13-27 . Not content with procuring the death of the Savior, Caiaphas and his friends violently persecuted his followers, Acts 4:1-6 5:17,33 . But a few years after the ascension of Christ, and soon after the degradation of Pilate, Caiaphas also was deposed from office by the Roman proconsul Vitellius. Like Balaam of the Old Testament, he is a melancholy instance of light resisted, privilege, station, and opportunity abused, and prophetic words concerning Christ joined with a life of infidelity and crime and a fearful death.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Caiaphas'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/c/caiaphas.html. 1859.

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