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Jesus brought before the High Priest Caiaphas, Book of Hours, Duc de Berry

 ”And they that laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest . . . and all the Council sought false witness against Jesus to put him to death” (Matthew 26: 57,59).

Caiaphas, wearing a miter and holding a sword of justice, listens intently to the evidence that Christ has claimed that he could destroy the Temple and build it up again within three days.

The soldiers keep a firm grip on Jesus, who stands quietly watching Caiaphas.

Christ before Caiaphas, Book of Hours, whole pageNotice how the artist has arranged the figures: there is a yawning gap between Caiaphas, sword in hand and on a throne, and Jesus, standing surrounded by enemies, almost hidden by the figures of people who would like to kill him.

Click on the image at right to see the page full size as it appears in the Duc de Berry's Book of Hours.



Jesus brought before Caiaphas, James Tissot 

A 19th century painting of this event, by James Tissot

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Bible Study Guide: Paintings of Jesus brought before the High Priest Caiaphas, Les Belles Heures, Duc du Barry

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