Name: Caifa

Alternate Names:

Source: biblical

Gender: male

Description: Jewish High Priest who convinced the Hebrew priests and Pharisees that it was better for Jesus to die. Caiaphas argued that martyring Jesus would save the rest of the Hebrew people from Roman reprisals. In masking his own wishes under a professed desire for the public weal, Caiaphas behaved hypocritically.


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Hypocrites

Doré, Gustave

Doré, Caiaphas

Flaxman, John

Flaxman, Hypocrites