So there gathered in the secret chambers of the High Priest all the chief priests
and elders of the people, and there was numbered among them: Ananus Ben Seth, Joseph
Caiaphas, Ismael Ben Phali, Eleazar Ben Haman, Jonathan Ben Ananus, and Simon Ben
Kambith the chief scribe and a teacher of the law.
Summary: Ismael Ben Phali was counted among the chief priests and elders who plotted
to have Yeshua killed. After Yeshua’s arrest, Ismael reminded the elders that doing
harm to Yeshua would likely result in a negative response by the people of Israel.
Following Ismael’s counsel, Caiaphas and Ananus agreed not to kill Yeshua, but send
him to Herod instead (Y:46:61-68). Other chief priests who plotted against Yeshua
included Eleazar Ben Haman, Simon Ben Kambith, and Jonathan Ben Ananus.
And there gathered to hear him the High Priest, Joseph Caiaphas; and with him also
were Ananus Ben Seth his father-in-law, Ismael Ben Phali, Eleazar Ben Haman, Simon
Ben Kambith, and Jonathan Ben Ananus.
61. Now there arose among the assembly a great shout, and Ismael Ben Phali, rising
before his brethren, spoke unto them, saying:
62. “Men, brethren, mark well what you do unto this man, for all Israel has gone
following after him.
63. If we, therefore, should do some harm unto him, then shall the Jews rise up against
us to kill us also.”
64. And Caiaphas and Ananus did counsel among themselves, and when they were completed,
Caiaphas spoke unto all which were gathered, saying:
65. “Let us refrain our hand from killing this man, lest the Jews take revenge against
66. But send him unto Herod instead, for he is both king and judge over him, seeing
that he is from Nazareth of Galilee.
67. And we shall compel Herod to kill the deceiver, that he might save all Israel;
and if the Jews should become angry because of this thing, then shall they take revenge
against Herod and not us.”
68. So they took the Lord unto Herod who was also in the city for the Passover; and
there followed after the Lord, certain of his disciples weeping.