In today’s program, we will continue with our study in Event Number 14 and look into the life of Annas also called Ananias or Annas, and his son-in-law Caiaphas as referenced in Luke 3:1 and Luke 16:19-31. A coregency of two high priests was not permitted in biblical law, and yet here we see that both are in fact called “high priests.” So, what’s up with this?

We will also take a deep dive into the timing of Peter’s three denials of Yeshua and the two crows of the Rooster. We will study the timing of these Tuesday overnight events announcing Peter’s third and final denial of Yeshua with the second crowing of the Rooster happening during Yeshua’s transfer from Annas to Caiaphas.  We will learn about three important timestamps:

  • The time is about 0500 hours, nearing sunrise on what we would call Wednesday morning, the first day of Unleavened Bread according to the calendar reckoning of the Sons of Tzadok.
  • The Roman Third Watch of the Night had arrived as it did every night, leading to a 0300 hours blast of a Roman trumpeter (a “Rooster”) announcing a change in overnight military guard duty.
  • The Crow of the Rooster also known as the Call of the Man functioned as the Jerusalem Temple’s Alarm Clock. This call of the Rooster took place at about 0500 hours, followed by a 0600 hours change of the Judean Temple guard at sunrise.

Join us for the lesson today in Episode 129, Part 16, and Events 14-16 in the chronology of Yeshua’s last week and Passover event.