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Joseph ben Caiaphas (; c. 14 BC – c. 46 AD), known simply as Caiaphas (Hebrew: יוֹסֵף בַּר קַיָּפָא, romanized: Yōsēf bar Qayyāfā; Koinē Greek: Καϊάφας, romanized: Kaïáphas [ka.iˈa.ɸas]) in the New Testament, was the Jewish high priest who, according to the gospels, organized a plot to kill Jesus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caiaphas has received more than 1,493,961 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Caiaphas is the 275th most popular religious figure (down from 212th in 2019).

Caiaphas is most famous for being the high priest who presided over the trial of Jesus.

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  • 41

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  • 9.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Caiaphas ranks 275 out of 2,238Before him are Habakkuk, Gregory of Nyssa, Pope Martin IV, Ulfilas, Pope Sylvester III, and Moses in Islam. After him are Photios I of Constantinople, Rebecca, Saint Ursula, Pope Paul I, Pope Gregory V, and Pope Paschal II.

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Among people born in 18, Caiaphas ranks 1After him are Julia Livilla and Daru of Baekje. Among people deceased in 100, Caiaphas ranks 13Before him are Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Salome, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Zacchaeus. After him are Longinus, Barabbas, Dionysius the Areopagite, Herodias, Thecla, and Salome.

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