Then the high priest asked him, “Are these charges true?”
Caiaphas presided over the trial of Jesus which led to his condemnation.
He presided over the trial of Peter and John.
Here he is though his name is not mentioned, but he was the high priest still at this time, again he is presiding over another trial of a follower of Jesus.
Many have interpreted his name to mean ‘depression’. I’m not sure about that but I do know how for many who are doing the work of God depression does attack. It attacks with uncertainty, questioning in order to trip up, trying to bring self-doubt, pointing us to those who are against us and not the One who is for us. “Look at these charges. Look how serious this is. You are really in a difficult place right now. Can this be true? It can’t be surely? How are you going to get out of this one?”
That’s the voice of a high priest from the dark side. Don’t listen to him, he’s just depressed.
You have another high priest who is standing beside you right now no matter what your predicament is. You are not alone.