Flavius tightly held onto the rope as he led the bound prisoner across the open courtyard toward Caiaphas's house. The meeting with Annas did not take long and Flavius was ordered to take the Rabbi Jesus to Caiaphas and face the Sanhedrin. As he and a small contingent of soldiers led the Rabbi across the dark courtyard,
Flavius noticed the coal fire that was in a corner of the courtyard. Flavius knew that Annas's servants maintained the coal fire but his eye noticed two men around it who seemed out of place. One of the two men who was burly, big and looked like a fisherman. Flavius shook his head and led the Rabbi into the house of Caiaphas.