Matthew 26:57, John 18:19, 24
- Led to Caiaphas (Matthew 26:57)--"And those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together."
- Led from Annas to Caiaphas (John 18:19,24)--"The high priest therefore questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching . . . 24Annas therefore sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest."
At the time of Jesus, there were two high priests: Annas and Ciaphas. Luke 3:2 says, "in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness." Also, Acts 4:5-6 says, "And it came about on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem; 6and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent." John 18:19 says that the high priest questioned Jesus, and then in verse 24 it says that Annas (supposedly the high priest of verse 19) sent Jesus to Caiaphas who was--as we have seen--also High Priest. Furthermore, when Matthew 26:57 says that Jesus was led to Caiaphas, it is not denying that He first saw Annas.
Therefore, Annas saw Jesus first, and then He was sent to see Caiaphas.