13.1 Interrogated by ex-High Priest Annas
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Nov 18 13.1 They led him first to Annas (the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year). Caiaphas it was who had advised the religious populace that one man’s death would better save the people.1 He questioned Jesus about his disciples and teaching.
Jesus replied, “I spoke plainly2 to the world, taught in the temple and in synagogues and said nothing secretly.” Why question me? Question those who heard me. Sure, they know what I said.”
Hearing this, a nearby official slapped Jesus, saying, “Is that how to answer the high priest?”
Jesus replied, “If I spoke evil, tell me; if not, why hit me?”