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November 30, 2015

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Cheryl A Durham, Ph.D.

"Annas was high priest from AD 6-15. He was followed in that office by five sons and his son-in-law Caiaphas (AD 18-36/37). The intimation in the use of the singular archiereos is that even though Caiaphas might technically have held the office, Annas was still pulling the strings. For Luke, the figure of Annas hovers over the high priesthood like a dark cloud."

The legacy of these two figures is very interesting. I've read an intriguing commentary on the Gospel of John recently, that gives a compelling argument as to why these two figures are featured so much in the stories of the Gospel of John.
Have you heard of the new book called The Jewish Gospel of John: Discovering Jesus, King of All Israel? The book's website is located here http://jewishgospelofjohn.com Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is an Israeli New Testament scholar.

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