Annas

Annas (An´uhs)

or Ananus, high priest, installed by Quirinius, from 6 to 15 CE, when he was deposed by Valerius Gratus. Five of his sons as well as his son-in-law Joseph Caiaphas attained the office of high priest. In (Luke 3:2) and (Acts 4:6), he is called “high priest” in deference to his former status.

Luke 3:2

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Acts 4:6

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