Posts Tagged ‘Jesus before Annas’

John 18:12-14 & 19-24 Kangaroo Court Convenes

A sham of a trial! But all in God’s plan!

We join Jesus as He is brought to the home of Caiaphas. He first appears before Annas though. We followed Jesus to this destination in all the other gospels, but John is the only one who tells of Jesus’ appearance before Annas.

Annas was previously the high priest. Now his son-in-law, Caiaphas, was. Apparently Annas didn’t take retirement very well. He had Jesus brought to him first after He was arrested. We are not told how long Annas held Jesus over for questioning but it was enough time for Him to be denied by Peter the first time and receive the first of many blows. Read more »