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Emperor Hadrian
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A Roman emperor and successor to Trajan. He ruled during the Bar Kokhba revolt, which occurred after he built a temple to Jupiter on the temple mount in Jerusalem. After the revolt he expelled all Jews from Judaea. Hadrian is also known being more tolerant toward Christians than Jews.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hadrian, Emperor
Hadrian, Emperor A Roman emperor and successor to Trajan. He ruled during the Bar Kokhba revolt, which occurred after he built a temple to Jupiter on the temple mount in Jerusalem. After the revolt he expelled all Jews from Judaea. Hadrian is also known being more tolerant toward Christians than Jews.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hadrian (Emperor)
HADRIAN (EMPEROR). Hadrian, who became emperor on 11 August 117, was born in Rome of a family whose ancestors, originally Italian colonists, had long been resident at Italica (near Seville) in Spain. After his father’s death in 85, he was brought to Rome under the guardianship of the future emperor Trajan
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hadrian
HadrianRuler of the Roman Empire from 117–138 c.e. and a distant relative of his predecessor, the emperor Trajan. Hadrian succeeded Trajan with few objections since he was popular with the court and he had a letter, allegedly written by Trajan on his deathbed, designating him as heir.Hadrian was from
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hadrian
Hadrian [hāˊdrĭ ən]. Publius Aelius Hadrianus (A.D. 76–138), Roman emperor 117–138. A second cousin and ward of his predecessor Trajan, his succession to office was difficult and he spent much of his reign solidifying his authority by streamlining the Roman bureaucracy and by extensive travels throughout
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Hadrian
Hadrian(76–138). Publius Aelius Hadrianus, called Hadrian, was Roman emperor from ad 117 until 138. He regarded his 20-year reign as a golden age of peace and prosperity, comparable to that of his great predecessor Augustus more than 100 years earlier (see Augustus). Monuments to Hadrian’s reign are
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hadrian
Hadrian hay’dree-uhn. Emperor of Rome, A.D. 117–138. Publius Aelius (Traianus) Hadrianus was born, probably in Spain, in the year 76. Before he was ten years old, his father died, and the future emperor Trajan (a relative) became one of his guardians. His military career began during the reign of Domitian,
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Hadrian
HADRIANHadrian (76–138), the Roman emperor, is remembered today primarily for his construction of Hadrian’s Wall across the then northern frontier of Britain.Here follows the defense that Aristides the philosopher made before Hadrian the king. Aristides (c. 125, E), 9.263.It was later, in the time
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Hadrian, Emperor
HADRIAN, emperor (76–138). Ruled 117–138, culminating a brilliant political career, having established himself as a person of vast culture (a typical product of the fusion of the Roman and Greek worlds) and a brave soldier. Hadrian succeeded Trajan, whose great-granddaughter Vibia Sabina he married.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HADRIAN
HADRIAN. Publius Aelius Hadrianus, born in Italica, Spain (76–138 ce), was proclaimed emperor of the Roman empire in 117 in Antioch two days after his alleged deathbed adoption by TRAJAN. Hadrian traversed the path from provincial, to emperor, to god with the assistance of real ability, favorable circumstances,