Canthçras (Κανθηράς), a person mentioned by Josephus (Ant. 20:1, 3) as having been deposed from the Jewish high-priesthood by Herod, king of Chalcis, to make room for Joseph, the son of Canu, A.D. 45; he is elsewhere (Ant. 19:6, 2) identified with the SIMON SEE SIMON (q.v.) who had before enjoyed that honor, as the son of (Simon, the son of) Bobthius, father-in- law of Herod the Great (Ant. 15:9, 3). SEE HIGH-PRIEST.