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Annas is mentioned several times in the New Testament, primarily in the Gospels of Luke and John.

Here are a few verses that mention Annas:

Luke 3:2: “during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.”

John 18:13: “First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.”

John 18:24: “So Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.”

Acts 4:6: “Then Annas the high priest and the other members of the council searched for false evidence against Jesus in order to put him to death.”

Matthew 26:57: “Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.”

Mark 14:53: “They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together.”

Luke 22:54: “Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest.”

John 18:19-23: “The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered, “I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.” When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby struck him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded. Jesus replied, “If I said something wrong, testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?”
Luke 23:13-25: “Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.” But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.” But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. So Pilate decided to grant their demand. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.”
These are the verses in the bible that mention Annas, the High Priest of Israel during Jesus’ time.