Caiaphas was the aggressive son-in-law of Annas, the former high priest.  At the time of Jesus' capture, Caiaphas was acting high priest.  Stated that it is better for one man to die than for the whole community to perish.  Caiaphas was hard-hearted and vainglorious.  Accused Jesus before Pilate.  Judas met with Jesus' enemies at the house of Caiaphas.  The temple guards had orders to bring Jesus to Caiaphas.  The Sanhedrin met in the palace of Caiaphas.  In the trial of Jesus Caiaphas behaved more as a prosecutor than as an impartial judge.  During the trial he shook an accusing finger provocatively and hit the Master in the face.  He waved a vengeful finger in Pilate's face when he saw that the procurator was willing to release Jesus.