Word Summary
Kaiaphas: Caiaphas, an Israelite high priest
Original Word: Καϊάφας
Transliteration: Kaiaphas
Phonetic Spelling: (kah-ee-af'-as)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: Caiaphas, an Israelite high priest
Meaning: Caiaphas -- an Israelite high priest
Strong's Concordance

Of Chaldee origin; the dell; Caiaphas (i.e. Cajepha), an Israelite -- Caiaphas.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2533: Καϊάφας

Καϊάφας (WH Καϊάφας; (cf. Iota, at the end); Lachmann in Luke 3:2 Καιφας), Καϊάφα (Buttmann, 20 (18); Winer's Grammar, § 8, 1), (supposed by many to be the same as כֵּפָא, a stone, a rock; others more correctly equivalent to כָּיְפָא, depression, Targ. on Proverbs 16:26 (according to Delitzsch (Brief and. Röm. ins Hebrew etc., p. 28) קַיָפָא)), Caiaphas; according to Josephus (Antiquities 18, 2, 2) Ιωσηπος, καί Καϊάφας (Ιωσηπον, τόν καί Καϊάφαν ἐπικαλούμενον, Antiquities 18, 4, 3), high priest of the Jews. He was appointed to that office by Valerius Gratus, governor of Judaea, after the removal of Simon, son of Camith, A.D. 18 (cf. Schürer, N. T. Zeitgesch. § 23 iv.), and was removed A.D. 36 by Vitellius, governor of Syria, who appointed Jonathan, son of the high priest Ananus (i. e. Annas, father-in-law of Caiaphas, John 18:13), his successor (Josephus, Antiquities 18, 4, 3): Matthew 26:3, 57; Luke 3:2; John 11:49; John 18:13f, 24, 28; Acts 4:6. Cf. Hausrath, in Schenkel iii. 463f.

STRONGS NT 2533: Καιφας [Καιφας, see Καϊάφας.]