In this passage there are at least two important contrasts, contrasts which I assume Mark intended his readers to see. There is the contrast between the high priest and the High Priest. There is the contrast between Peter and Jesus, both who are witnesses under pressure. Both of these contrasts depict the contrast between the demeanour and dignity of the Lord Jesus and that of both Peter and the high priest. The glorious character of Jesus shines bright in this otherwise darkened scene.
Scripture References: Mark 14:53-65
An exposition of the Gospel of Mark by Doug Van Meter.
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