Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Written for the general reader, this radical, controversial, and highly readable reconstruction of the life of Caiaphas uses ancient historical and archaeological sources to piece together the background and motives for the high priest's involvement in the execution of Jesus and his actions against the early Christians.
While many books on the trial and crucifixion of Jesus have been published, until now there has been no full-length study of this central character. Beginning with an investigation into the religious and political role of the Jewish priesthood and concluding with an extensive look into Caiaphas as a literary character in the four Gospels, the Gospel of Peter and the Acts of Pilate, Bond concluded that the historical Caiaphas has been unjustly maligned by later Christian writers.