Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: When did Caiaphas Die?

“And You [Caiaphas] will see the Son of Man . . . coming on the Clouds of Heaven.”–When did Caiaphas Die?

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When did Caiaphas Die? Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: Summary and Highlights

When did Caiaphas die?  In the following commentary on Mark 14:61-62, Jesus says, “And you [Caiaphas] will see the Son of Man . . . coming on the clouds of heaven.[i]  In John 21:22-23, Jesus also says that the Apostle John will remain alive until his return.  Jesus also promised to return within his generation in Matthew 16:27-28, Matthew 24 and Mark 8:38-9:1.  Recently archaeologists have claimed to unearth the High Priest Caiaphas’ tomb.  In fulfillment of Mark 14:61-62, Caiaphas seems to have seen Jesus sitting at the right hand of God in Acts 7-8 during the stoning of Stephen.  In the presence of the high priest, Stephen looks up and sees Jesus standing on the right hand of God in Acts 8:57. Two first century Roman historians recorded a miraculous event in A.D. 66 that appears to be Jesus Christ in the presence of a multitude of angels in the sky.  Did Caiaphas also see Jesus come on the clouds of heaven during the Jewish War as well?  This miracle in A.D. 66 marked the start of the most tragic war in Israelite history, a war whose outcome saw the literal fulfillment of seemingly every end time prediction in the Bible.[ii]  For the incredible evidence see the following commentary on Mark 14:61-62.

The following may seem unbelievable.  However, all information is taken from unbiased historical records and is easily verifiable.  Sources listed at the end.

When did Caiaphas die? Mark 14:61-62 Commentary, second coming

The army in the clouds in A.D. 66.  Was this the second coming?

“And You [Caiaphas] will see the Son of Man . . . coming on the Clouds of Heaven.”–When did Caiaphas Die?

 

Caiaphas died was placed in ossuary commentary Mark 14:61-62

Some scholars believe that the High Priest Caiaphas’ remains were placed in this ossuary.

61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.  Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”  62 “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

“And you [the high priest] will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One”: Caiaphas, the High Priest, may have seen Jesus at the Right Hand of God in Acts 6-7.  The High Priest was present at the Stoning of Stephen when Steven looked up to the Sky and saw Jesus at the Right Hand of God.   

The information in the following paragraph was kindly provided by Ron, a reader of this website.  In Mark 14:61-62, Jesus says that the high priest will see him at the right hand of God.  This prophecy appears to have been fulfilled, in part, in Acts 6-7.  According to Acts 6-7, Stephen was brought before the high priest and the Sanhedrin.  While in their presence, Stephen presented the Gospel.  He was then immediately put to death.  At this time, Stephen looked up to heaven in the presence of the high priest in Acts 7:55-56 and “saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, ‘Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’”  Stephen’s accusers then covered their eyes in Acts 7:57 and rushed at him to put him to death.  Why did these people cover their eyes?  Did they cover their eyes because God appeared in a form so bright that it blinded them as was the case when Christ appeared to Paul in Acts 9:3-9? Or did these men also see Jesus at the right hand of God just as Stephen saw, and they covered their eyes because they did not wish to believe?  Or are both possibilities true?  Did the high priest also see Jesus at the right hand of God as did Stephen?  If he did, then this event, no doubt, literally fulfills Mark 14:62: ““And you [the high priest] will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One[.]”   Regardless, this event served as a warning that Jesus was about make good on the rest of this prophecy and come on the clouds of heaven to destroy Jerusalem and it’s temple as he predicts in the rest of the verse.  As will be discussed below, Jesus did, in fact, later come on the clouds of heaven in that generation during the Jewish War of A.D. 66-A.D. 74. However, before discussing this event, let us also discuss another way in which Caiaphas may have seen Jesus at the right hand of God.

Did Caiaphas see Jesus on Judgment Day? Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: As implied in Daniel 7:13-14, Caiaphas would have seen Jesus coming on the Clouds of Heaven  and acquiring His Kingdom on Judgment Day after Caiaphas Resurrected from the Dead

In Daniel 7:13-14, Jesus, the Son of Man, is seen in a vision coming on the clouds of heaven and given dominion over all nations.  Thus Caiaphas may have seen Jesus coming on the clouds of heaven and being seated at the right hand of God on the Day of Judgment after Caiaphas resurrected from the dead.  Interestingly, Caiaphas probably also saw Jesus coming on the clouds while he was still alive.

Did Caiaphas see Jesus on Judgment Day? Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: Jesus made several Miraculous Appearances in the First Century.  These Various Appearances of Christ during and shortly after the Jewish War are a Climatic Exemplification and Fulfillment of All the Ways in which God appeared to People in the Bible. They also Literally Fulfill Every Prophecy on the Second Coming.

During the Jewish War and the death of the lawless one, Jesus made several miraculous appearances.  These various appearances of Christ during and shortly after the Jewish War are a climatic exemplification and fulfillment of seemingly all the various ways in which God appeared to people in the Old and New Testaments. They also seem to literally fulfill every detail of every prophecy concerning the parousia or second coming. See Historical Evidence that Jesus was LITERALLY SEEN in the Clouds in the First Century.

 

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Interested in THE PRETERIST VIEW OF ESCHATOLOGY, or are you a PRETERIST struggling with a prophecy or verse?  It DID happen just like the Bible says!  If you liked this essay, see PRETERIST BIBLE COMMENTARY for a detailed explanation of the FULFILLMENT OF ALL MAJOR END TIME PROPHECIES IN THE BIBLE. The more unbelievable the prophecy, the more amazing and miraculous the fulfillment!

Also see Historical Evidence that Jesus was LITERALLY SEEN in the Clouds in the First Century. For an explanation of how the end of the age and its fulfillment during the Jewish War mirror Genesis 1-3; how the Bible teaches that the resurrection of the dead is a resurrection of heavenly bodies to heaven, not a resurrection of perfected earthly bodies; and how the resurrection is a mirror opposite of the fall see How the Jewish War and Resurrection to Heaven Mirror Genesis and the Fall; and How Preterism fixes the Age of the Earth Problem and unravels the Mysteries in Genesis.

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[i] Mark 14:62.

When did Caiaphas Die? Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: Conclusion

According to the above commentary on Mark 14:61-62 it appears that Caiaphas did not die before seeing Christ come on the clouds in A.D. 66.  

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Mark 14:61-62 Commentary: When did Caiaphas Die?