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annas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Annas 
  was  high  priest  A.D.  7-14.  In  A.D.  25  Caiaphas,  who  had  married 
  the  daughter  of  Annas  (John  18:13),  was  raised  to  that  office, 
  and  probably  Annas  was  now  made  president  of  the  Sanhedrim,  or 
  deputy  or  coadjutor  of  the  high  priest,  and  thus  was  also  called 
  high  priest  along  with  Caiaphas  (Luke  3:2).  By  the  Mosaic  law 
  the  high-priesthood  was  held  for  life  (Num.  3:10);  and  although 
  Annas  had  been  deposed  by  the  Roman  procurator,  the  Jews  may 
  still  have  regarded  him  as  legally  the  high  priest.  Our  Lord  was 
  first  brought  before  Annas,  and  after  a  brief  questioning  of  him 
  (John  18:19-23)  was  sent  to  Caiaphas,  when  some  members  of  the 
  Sanhedrim  had  met,  and  the  first  trial  of  Jesus  took  place 
  (Matt.  26:57-68).  This  examination  of  our  Lord  before  Annas  is 
  recorded  only  by  John.  Annas  was  president  of  the  Sanhedrim 
  before  which  Peter  and  John  were  brought  (Acts  4:6). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Annas,  one  who  answers;  humble 
 




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