High Priests of Jerusalem from 37 BC till AD 70


The following the list of the high priests in Jerusalem from before the birth of Christ till the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70:

Ananelus 37-36 BC
Aristobulus III 36 BC
Ananelus (restored) 36-30 BC
Joshua ben Fabus 30-23 BC
Simon ben Boethus 23-4 BC
Joazar ben Boethus 4 BC
Eleazar ben Boethus 4-3 BC
Joshua ben Sie 3 BC-AD 6

The Dominiation of the House of Ananus (6-43)
Ananus ben Seth 6-15
Ishmael ben Fabus 15-16
Eleazar ben Ananus 16-17
Simon ben Camithus 17-18
Joseph Caiaphas 18-36
Jonathan ben Ananus 36-37
Theophilus ben Ananus 37-41 [Taylor: I think that this "Most Excellent Theophilus" is the addressee of Luke-Acts, although Luke-Acts was not written till about 60-63.]
Simon Cantatheras ben Boethus 41-43
Matthias ben Ananus 43

Aljoneus 43-44
Jonathan ben Ananus 44 (restored)
Josephus ben Camydus 44-46
Ananias ben Nebedeus 46-52
Jonathan 52-56
Ishmael ben Fabus 56-62 (restored?)
Joseph Cabi ben Simon 62-63
Ananus ben Ananus 63
Joshua ben Damneus 63
Joshua ben Gamaliel 63-64
Mattathias ben Theophilus 65-66
Phannias ben Samuel 67-70

There were four families that dominated the high priesthood at this time: Annas, Boethus, Fabus, and Camithus. None of them were Zadokite (i.e. they were all illegitimate).

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High Priests of Jerusalem from 37 BC till AD 70


The following the list of the high priests in Jerusalem from before the birth of Christ till the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70:

Ananelus 37-36 BC
Aristobulus III 36 BC
Ananelus (restored) 36-30 BC
Joshua ben Fabus 30-23 BC
Simon ben Boethus 23-4 BC
Joazar ben Boethus 4 BC
Eleazar ben Boethus 4-3 BC
Joshua ben Sie 3 BC-AD 6

The Dominiation of the House of Ananus (6-43)
Ananus ben Seth 6-15
Ishmael ben Fabus 15-16
Eleazar ben Ananus 16-17
Simon ben Camithus 17-18
Joseph Caiaphas 18-36
Jonathan ben Ananus 36-37
Theophilus ben Ananus 37-41 [Taylor: I think that this "Most Excellent Theophilus" is the addressee of Luke-Acts, although Luke-Acts was not written till about 60-63.]
Simon Cantatheras ben Boethus 41-43
Matthias ben Ananus 43

Aljoneus 43-44
Jonathan ben Ananus 44 (restored)
Josephus ben Camydus 44-46
Ananias ben Nebedeus 46-52
Jonathan 52-56
Ishmael ben Fabus 56-62 (restored?)
Joseph Cabi ben Simon 62-63
Ananus ben Ananus 63
Joshua ben Damneus 63
Joshua ben Gamaliel 63-64
Mattathias ben Theophilus 65-66
Phannias ben Samuel 67-70

There were four families that dominated the high priesthood at this time: Annas, Boethus, Fabus, and Camithus. None of them were Zadokite (i.e. they were all illegitimate).

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