Luke 3:2

3:2 The Jews had only one high priest at a time. Annas had been deposed by the Romans who appointed instead Caiaphas, his son-in-law. The Romans saw to it that Caiaphas exercised the official functions, but many Jews still considered Annas the true high priest.

the word of God came. John’s message was not his own but the dynamic word of God Himself.