Study of Matthew 26:57-68 ~ My answers to study questions third day
5. a. Annas
b. Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphus.
6. a. Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas—
- Matthew 26:59-61 The religious leaders sought false evidence against Jesus.
- Matthew 26:63 The high priest tries to provoke Jesus into incriminating Himself.
- Matthew 26:65 Jesus is charged with blasphemy and determined to be worthy of death. Matthew 26:66
b. Early in the morning, the chief priests and elders made plans to have Jesus executed. Matthew 27:1
b. In answer to the high priest’s question, Jesus is saying that He is indeed the one—the Messiah prophesied would come.
c. Jesus’ words were not blasphemy because He was indeed the Christ, the Son of God.