The Plot to Kill Jesus
Palatial Mansion in the 1st Century
The reconstructed Roman villa from the 1st century is possibly the house of Annas the High Priest, where Jesus was tried on the night he was betrayed by Judas. The layout of the house brings to life the events of the Gospels on the cold night of Jesus' betrayal. Peter could have been warming up near a fire in the courtyard located in the center of the house, only a short distance away from the reception hall, where Jesus would have been tried.
1When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2"As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him. 5"But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."