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Caiaphas The High Priest (Adele Reinhartz) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2013) 9780800699406
Caiaphas The High Priest (Adele Reinhartz) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2013) 9780800699406
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Title: Caiaphas The High Priest

Author: Reinhartz, Adele

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9780800699406

Volumes: 1; Pages: 254

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As the Roman-appointed high priest who had a hand in orchestrating Jesus' crucifixion, Caiaphas secured his place in infamy alongside Pontius Pilate. But who was Caiaphas really?Adele Reinhartz offers a thorough reconsideration of Caiaphas in the Gospels and other ancient texts as well as in subsequent visual arts, literature, film, and drama. The portrait that emerges challenges long-held beliefs about this New Testament figure by examining the background of the high priesthood and exploring the relationships among the high priest, the Roman leadership, and the Jewish population. Reinhartz does not seek to exonerate Caiaphas from culpability in the crucifixion, but she does expand our understanding of Caiaphas's complex religious and political roles in biblical literature and his culturally loaded depiction in ongoing Jewish-Christian dialogue.Table of ContentsList of Illustrations viii Preface ix Introduction: O Caiaphas, Where Art Thou? 1 1. Caiaphas in Context 11 2. Caiaphas in the New Testament 24 3. Caiaphas in Early Christian Imagination 52 4. Caiaphas in Literature 73 5. Caiaphas on Stage 96 6. Caiaphas on Screen 124 7. Caiaphas in Historiography 144 8. Caiaphas in History 105 9. Face to Face with Caiaphas 180 Afterword 202 Notes 207 Bibliography 227 Index of Ancient Sources 241 Index of Modern Authors 247 Subject Index 249
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