Archeological notes: “...'Caiaphas' house has been located. It's up on the hill not far from our site,' Gibson points out in additional support of the thesis. 'We know from pilgrim reports that Caiaphas’s house was in this area. The Armenian site is just up the hill from our site, the Roman Catholic site Peter Gallicanu is just below,' Prof. James Tabor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte told Haaretz. 'Caiaphas was the son-in-law of Annas, who had six sons who w ere high priests. He ran the show for about 60 years putting his sons in one after the other, and his son-in-law, Caiaphas along the way. So perhaps these are the homes of that extended priestly dynasty,' Tabor said. The high priests at that time were notorious, with a reputation for being corrupt, brutal and greedy. We learn this not only from the Gospel accounts but from Talmudic texts telling how the high priest used to beat the people with sticks (Pesachim 57a, Pp.284-285). Josephus gives us a similarly grim account, coining the high priest a 'hoarder of money' (Josephus - Antiquities of the Jews 20.9.2-4: 'But as for the high priest, Ananias, he increased in glory every day, and this to a great degree, and had obtained the favor and esteem of the citizens in a signal manner; for he was a great hoarder up of money')...."
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