Joseph, son-in-law and eventual successor of Annas as high priest, a position he held from 18 to 36 or 37 CE. He would, accordingly, appear to have been the high priest at the time of the trial of Jesus (Matt 26:3; Matt 26:57; John 18:13; John 18:24), although (Luke 3:2 and Acts 4:6) suggest a more complicated scenario. (John 11:49-52 and John 18:14) ascribe to Caiaphas the judgment that it was “better . . . to have one man die for the people” with reference to Jesus.
3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Jesus before the High Priest
57Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, in whose house the scribes and the elders had gathered.
13First they took him to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.
24Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
6with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family.
49But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all!50You do not understand that it is better for you to have one ... View more
14Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was better to have one person die for the people.