Season 1: Episode 18
Who Was High Priest Joseph Caiaphas?
Date Aired: 03/20/2023
This Easter season, Helen and Dave are doing a series of episodes on the fascinating figures that appear in the Passion narratives of Jesus’s trial, crucifixion and resurrection. First up is Joseph Caiaphas, the High Priest of the Jerusalem Temple who—according to two of the gospels, at least—presided over the Jewish council that handed Jesus over to Pontius Pilate. What was the role of the High Priest in the first century? Why would Caiaphas have perceived Jesus as a threat, religiously or politically? Helen will explain it all! To learn even more, read Helen’s excellent book, Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus?
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