First of two long-term
prefects of Judea
& Samaria appointed by Tiberius.
portrayed him as manipulating Jerusalem's temple politics by deposing the
incumbant Sadducean high priest Hanan I (6-15 CE), as well as three
short-termed successors [Ishmael ben Phiabi, Eleazer ben Hanan & Simon
ben Kamith], before finally finding Joseph Kayyafa [Caiaphas], who had a
long tenure collaborating with Roman military rule (18-37 CE).
Josephus. Antiquities 18.33-35, 177.
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