[ key-uh-fuhs, kahy- ]

  1. a high priest of the Jews who presided over the assembly that condemned Jesus to death. Matthew 26.

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How to use Caiaphas in a sentence

  • Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

    His Last Week | William E. Barton
  • And even so cruelly will you handle such as come before you; for you are unto God's people as Caiaphas was unto Christ!

  • It put you in mind of Caiaphas—those were your very words, and at the moment I didn't clearly recollect who Caiaphas was.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Caiaphas could not give a better counsel to his companions; but God disappointed both them and him, as we shall hear afterwards.

  • He, Caiaphas, would hold himself ready for bearing testimony or sealing documents at any minute.

    I.N.R.I. | Peter Rosegger

British Dictionary definitions for Caiaphas


/ (ˈkaɪəˌfæs) /

  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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