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Emperor Domitian
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Also known as Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus; lived ad 51–96; Roman emperor from ad 81 to 96. The third (and last) emperor of the Flavian Dynasty. Although known for his rigid, efficient autocratic style, Domitian also strengthened the Roman economy, won numerous wars, expanded the borders of the empire, and prepared the Roman Empire for prosperity in the second century.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Domitian, Emperor
Domitian, Emperor Also known as Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus; lived ad 51–96; Roman emperor from ad 81 to 96. The third (and last) emperor of the Flavian Dynasty. Although known for his rigid, efficient autocratic style, Domitian also strengthened the Roman economy, won numerous wars,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Domitian (Emperor)
DOMITIAN (EMPEROR). Titus Flavius Domitianus, second son of Vespasian and brother of Titus, was born in Rome on 24 Oct. a.d. 51 and became emperor on 14 Sept. 81. His early years coincided with a decline in the Flavians’ relationship with the imperial family, which had been quite close under Claudius
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Domitian
Domitian. Roman emperor (ad 81–96) who persecuted both Jews and Christians. Tradition says that under Domitian the apostle John was banished to Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation (Rv 1:9).See Caesars, The.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Domitian
DOMITIAN* Roman emperor (ad 81–96) who persecuted both Jews and Christians. Tradition says that under Domitian the apostle John was banished to Patmos, where he wrote the book of Revelation (Rv 1:9). See Caesars, The.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Domitian
DomitianTitus Flavius Domitianus, the younger son of Vespasian, born at Rome in 51 c.e. Unlike his brother Titus, he was not educated in the Roman court and did not join his father in military campaigns. Still, he was a key figure in the Flavian takeover in Rome in 69. At the death of Titus in 81, Domitian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Domitian
Domitian [də mĭshˊən].* Titus Flavius Domitian, Roman emperor (A.D. 81–96); the son of Vespasian, he succeeded his brother Titus.His early reign featured such accomplishments as fortification of the empire in Britain and along the Rhine-Danube frontier, and his building achievements included a new
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Domitian
Domitian duh-mish’uhn. When the popular Titus died at the untimely age of forty-two (A.D. 81), after only two years and a few months as emperor, he was succeeded by his thirty-year-old brother Domitian (born A.D. 51), whom neither Titus nor their father Vespasian had expected to be called to the task.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Domitian
DOMITIANDomitian (51–96) was the ruthless Roman emperor under whose reign the apostle John was sent to the isle of Patmos.When John said these things, he was on the island of Patmos, condemned by Caesar Domitian to labor in the mines. When John had grown old, he thought that he would eventually meet
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Domitian
DomitianTitus Flavius Domitianus was born on October 24, a.d. 51, and ruled as emperor of Rome from a.d. 81 to 96. He was the second son of Vespasian and the brother of Titus. In spite of little prior leadership training or military experience, he became emperor unexpectedly when his older brother Titus
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Domitian, Emperor
DOMITIAN, emperor (51–96). Titus Flavius Domitian, Vespasian’s second son, emperor of *Rome from 81 (the year of his brother Titus’s death) to 96. He adopted a popular policy, in contrast to the strictly conservative policy of the first two Flavii. A devotee of the cults of Isis, he gave Eastern characteristics
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DOMITIAN
DOMITIAN duh-mish´uhn. The Roman emperor Domitian (81–96 ce) enters biblical history through Irenaeus’ comment dating the book of Revelation at “the end of Domitian’s reign” (Haer. 5.30.3). That John was on Patmos for “the testimony of Jesus” (Rev 1:9) was taken to mean that Domitian had banished him