* I wist.
Soon after the holding of the first council at Jerusalem,
Ananias, son of Nebedenus, was deprived of the high priest's
office, for certain acts of violence, and sent to Rome, whence
he was afterwards released, and returned to Jerusalem.
Between the death of Jonathan, who succeeded him and was
murdered by Felix, and the high priesthood of Ismael, who was
invested with that office by Agrippa, an interval elapsed in
which this dignity was vacant. This was the precise time when
Paul was apprehended; and the Sanhedrin being destitute of a
president, Ananias undertook to discharge the office. It is
probable that Paul was ignorant of this circumstance.
Ex 22:28 Ec 10:20 2Pe 2:10 Jude 1:8,9