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Joseph Caiaphas was the Roman-appointed Jewish high priest who served in the temple from about 18 to 37 A.D. and resided over Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin. It was at this trial that Jesus was charged with blasphemy which led to Jesus’ crucifixion (see, Matt. 26:57-67). Caiaphas was subsequently in attendance at the trial of Peter aka Cephus and John the disciple when they were ordered not to preach in the name of Jesus. Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:1-31)

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