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October 19, 2021 at 6:51 am #109
What do you know about Annas in the BibleOctober 19, 2021 at 7:03 am #120LateephaParticipant
Annas was the High Priest of Israel during Jesus’ Time.
They bound [Jesus] and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-inlaw of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. JOHN 18:12–13
Annas appears to have been astute, wealthy, powerful, and politically influential, yet in the end, he will always be known among Christians as the man who, together with his son-in-law Caiaphas, presided over Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin and handed Him over to be crucified by the Romans.
Annas, a prominent Sadducee, had been appointed as high priest by the Romans in AD 6, and he held that post for ten years until they deposed him. For the next few decades, his sons and one son-in-law occupied the office of high priest, but Annas wielded so much influence over them that he continued to be referred to as high priest as well (see Luke 3:2; Acts 4:6).
Annas accrued much of his vast wealth from sales of sacrificial animals, oil, and other required items in the temple area. It was almost certainly his business dealings in the temple that prompted Jesus to denounce those who made the temple a “den of robbers” (Mark 11:15–19).
When Jesus was first arrested, He was brought to the house of Annas, and then He was sent to Caiaphas, Annas’s son-in-law. Later Jesus would be handed over to the Romans, who would crucify Him just as the Jewish leaders had requested (John 18)
Annas and his son-in-law Caiaphas were also present during the trial of Peter and John, who had been arrested for preaching about Jesus in the temple area (Acts 4).January 21, 2023 at 2:06 pm #1318
Annas, also known as Ananus or Ananias, was the high priest of Israel during the time of Jesus Christ. He held this position from AD 6 to 15 and was a powerful figure in the Jewish religious and political hierarchy.
Annas was a member of the Sadducee sect, a group of Jewish leaders who rejected the authority of the Pharisees and the idea of an afterlife. They were known for their strict adherence to the letter of the law and their close ties to the Roman authorities.
During his time as high priest, Annas played a prominent role in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He was present at Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council, and is believed to have played a key role in his conviction. According to the Bible, Annas was also present at Jesus’ trial before Pilate, the Roman governor, and may have played a role in his sentencing.
Despite his role in the crucifixion of Jesus, Annas was not without his opponents. The Pharisees, who rejected his strict adherence to the letter of the law, were among his harshest critics. They believed that Annas was too closely tied to the Roman authorities and that his actions were undermining the authority of the Jewish people.
Despite these criticisms, Annas remained an influential figure in Jewish society for many years. He was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest who succeeded him, and his five sons all held the position of high priest at one time or another.
Annas is remembered today as a controversial figure in the history of Israel. While some see him as a powerful leader who upheld the traditions of his people, others view him as a traitor who sold out his people to the Romans. Regardless of one’s perspective, however, it is clear that Annas played a significant role in the events that led to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
In conclusion, Annas was a high priest of Israel during Jesus’ time, he held this position from AD 6 to 15, he was a member of the Sadducee sect, a group of Jewish leaders who rejected the authority of the Pharisees and the idea of an afterlife. He played a prominent role in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and is remembered today as a controversial figure in the history of IsraelJanuary 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm #1319
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.
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