Claudius (emperor)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Claudius, Emperor
Claudius, Emperor (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus), 10 bcad 54. Roman emperor from ad 41 to 54.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Claudius (Emperor)
CLAUDIUS (EMPEROR). Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus), younger son of the elder Drusus and Antonia was born at Lyons on 1 August 10 b.c. and became emperor after the assassination of his nephew, Gaius, on 24 January a.d. 41. Although not a member of the Julian family by birth or by adoption
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Claudius. Roman emperor from ad 41 to 54, mentioned twice in the NT (Acts 11:28; 18:2).See Caesars, The.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Claudius klồdē-əs [Gk. Klaudios]. The fourth Roman emperor. He reigned for over thirteen years (a.d. 41–54), having succeeded Gaius Caesar (Caligula).Caligula had seriously altered the conciliatory policy of his predecessors regarding the Jews and, considering himself a real and corporeal god, had
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CLAUDIUS Roman emperor from ad 41 to 54, mentioned twice in the NT (Acts 11:28; 18:2). See Caesars, The.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Claudius (klaw´dee-uhs; 10 bce–54 ce), the fourth Roman emperor; he assumed power following Gaius Caligula’s assassination (41 ce). The Roman historian Suetonius (69–135 ce) reports that Claudius “banished from Rome all the Jews, who were continually making disturbances at the instigation of one Chrestus” (Life
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CLAUDIUS. The fourth Roman emperor, who reigned a.d. 41–54. He was a nephew of Tiberius Caesar (a.d. 14–37), under whose rule Jesus’ ministry was carried on a Between these two emperors came the short rule of Caligula, who greatly antagonized the Jews by his cruel policies toward them. Claudius revived
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CLAUDIUS. Roman Caesar from ad 41 to 54. He is supposed, on inconclusive grounds in each case, to have taken 3 different measures to deal with Christianity. (a) He expelled Jews from Rome for rioting at the instigation of Chrestus (Suetonius, Claudius 25). This is presumably the incident referred to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ClaudiusThe fourth emperor of Rome. Tiberius Claudius Drusus was step-grandson and grandnephew of Augustus and grandson of Mark Antony. Born 1 August 10 b.c.e., Claudius survived the political murders of Sejanus during the reign of his uncle, the emperor Tiberius, but on account of physical disabilities
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Claudius [klôˊdĭ əs] (Gk. Klaudios).† Claudius I, Rome’s fourth emperor (A.D. 41–54), the son of Drusus, and the nephew of Tiberius. Proclaimed emperor by the praetorian guard in the wake of the murder of Gaius (Caligula), Claudius sought to resolve the political problems of his predecessor, revived
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Clau´dius (lame), fourth Roman emperor, reigned from 41 to 54 a.d. He was nominated to the supreme power mainly through the influence of Herod Agrippa the First. In the reign of Claudius there were several famines, arising from unfavorable harvests, and one such occurred in Palestine and Syria. Acts
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CLAU´DIUS (klawʹdi-us; Gk. perhaps from claudus, “lame”).1. The fourth Roman emperor (excluding Julius Caesar), who succeeded Caligula, January 25, a.d. 41. He was the son of Drusus and Antonia, and was born August 1, 10 b.c. at Lyons, in Gaul. Losing his father in infancy, he was left to the care and
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