All the Men of the Bible - Monday, February 24, 2014
Annas [Ăn'nas]—grace of jehovah. A Jewish high priest, the son of Seth, appointed to office in his thirty-seventh year by Quirinus, and who was in office when John the Baptist began his ministry (Luke 3:2; John 18:13, 24; Acts 4:6). Annas was an astute and powerful ecclesiastical statesman, who took part not only in the trial of Jesus, but also in those of Peter and John.
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.