hist101 - Annas is the son of Seth. Annas became a Jewish...

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Annas is the son of Seth. Annas became a Jewish High Priest in AD 6 remained an influential leader. Annas succeeded Joazar and became high priest by the Roman legate Quirinius appointing him. This put Judea directly under Roman rule as part of Iudaea Province. Annas served as a high priest for ten years, when procurator Gratus dismissed him in AD 15. Annas’ family produced five high priests during the Herodian period. These were Eleazar, Jonathan, Theophilus, Anan, and Matthias. Annas’ daughter married the high priest Joseph, who, under the surname of Caiaphas, held that office about ten years (27-37). He also acted as president of the Sanhedrin, or a coadjutor of the high priest. Annas is more than a mere chronological landmark in the life of the Savior; according to our common text of John, Annas played a large part at a decisive point of the life of Jesus. After His arrest, the Lord is brought directly to Annas, in whose palace a kind of unofficial, preliminary interrogatory takes place, an episode entirely omitted by
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Tom during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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