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Caiaphas

[key-uh-fuh s, kahy-] /ˈkeɪ ə fəs, ˈkaɪ-/
noun
1.
a high priest of the Jews who presided over the assembly that condemned Jesus to death. Matt. 26.
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  • The Synoptics state that he was examined and tried before Caiaphas.

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • Caiaphas hesitates, then to the servant growls: "Summon my guard."

    Looking Back Merrick Abner Richardson
  • Caiaphas and Ihave known them almost ever since we have come here.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • I believe, he said, now and then Mrs. Caiaphas has given clothes to Martha Kettle.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Every now and then Mrs. Caiaphas glanced towards him from behind the newspaper.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Bishop Caiaphas was looking at the man, trying to get into the workings of his mind.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • When September arrived, Mrs. Caiaphas did not immediately return to town.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Caiaphas was a merciful mankind, gentle, and with a very loving heart.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • The explanation lies, I think, in the fact that Caiaphas was a Sadducee.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Caiaphas had not the power to contract his speech to the dimensions of his wit.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
British Dictionary definitions for Caiaphas

Caiaphas

/ˈkaɪəˌfæs/
noun
1.
(New Testament) the high priest at the beginning of John the Baptist's preaching and during the trial of Jesus (Luke 3:2; Matthew 26)
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