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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.
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(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)
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(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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