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 (kā′ə-fəs, kī′-), Joseph fl. first century ad.
In the New Testament, the Jewish high priest who presided over the counsel that condemned Jesus.


(Bible) 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)


(ˈkeɪ ə fəs, ˈkaɪ-)

a high priest of the Jews who presided over the assembly that condemned Jesus to death. Matt. 26.
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Others who will take offices are Aggrey Chemonges (gender, youth and sports), Caiphas Nambafu (roads and public works), Boniface Wanyonyi ( finance and planning), Isaac Kogo (education), Maurice Lokwaliwa (water) and Mary Wamboi (agriculture).
At Prime, Christ is judged by Annas, Caiphas, Pilate, and Herod; at Terce, Christ appears before Pilate, and at None, we find the Crucifixion.
You are involved in the religious conspiracies in the Jewish administration; you will stand with or against Caiphas, the high priest.
I am here reminded of the words of Caiphas the High Priest who rather prophetically said of Jesus, "It is better for one man to die for the people" (Jn 18:14).
A mountain has fallen on us and I don't know how it can be moved,'' said Caiphas Zimuto, a worshipper at a Harare Pentecostal church aligned to the Evangelical Fellowship, an umbrella organization for scores of revivalist churches outside the mainstream Roman Catholic and Anglican groups.
In turn, he was misperceived as a political revolutionary threat to the Roman power structure and was thus put to death, crucified, as Rex Judaeorum (King of the Jews), with the support of a Jewish collaborationist leadership, including its High Priest Caiphas, which was in no way representative of the people as a whole.
It all stands in marked contrast with the dourness of the Jewish high priest Caiphas and his cronies, clad in the black turbans and heavy eyeliner favored by the more dashing members of the Taliban and dreadlocked payot.
56) The Hutterites record the grisly details of Hutter's torture and execution (he was burned alive), calling him a "Christian hero" and the imperial authorities the "wicked sons of Caiphas and Pilate," ibid.
The women then depart, the soldiers awake, and the imaginative playwright inserts an 'interlude' in which they attempt explanations to Anna, Caiphas, and Pilate.
The part of Jesus was played by Pastor Larry Ovie of the Faith Christian Fellowship Church, while Fr Gerry Ferguson from the St Augustine's Parish played the High Priest Caiphas.
In addition to court officers and jurors, the play includes saints and disciples, testimony from Judas' mother, expert witnesses on despair (Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud) and cross-examination of Caiphas and Pilate to determine responsibility for Jesus' death.
8) In York's Arrest of Christ, Caiphas (Caiaphas) behaves likewise (1.