Annas & Caiaphas

Acts 5:21-26 ~ High Priest(s) Annas & Caiaphas

This week our guest teacher, Craig Bondy, guided the class in a more accurate understanding of the high priesthood in the Old Testament versus that of first century Judea. Building on this, we looked up a number of passages in the Gospels and Acts which refer to the High Priest as either Annas or Caiaphas. We compared the apparent discrepancy in light of religious norms at the time and concluded that there was no discrepancy—both references were accurate. We also briefly discussed the second arrest of the apostles and their apparent protection from mob stoning by the Temple Guard (and foreshadowing of Stephen’s martyrdom in Chapter 7). 

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Acts 5:21b-26 ~ High Priest(s) Annas & Caiaphas

Office of the High Priest, Second Arrest, Who Might Have Been Stoned?

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“Annas and Caiaphas” by James Tissot, ca. 1886-1894. 
This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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