Emperor Nerva
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nerva (Emperor)
NERVA (EMPEROR). Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born in Narnia (Italy) on November 8, probably in a.d. 35, and became emperor after Domitian’s assassination (September 18, 96). The Cocceii, despite their faint links with the Julio-Claudians (possibly through Nerva’s mother), lacked illustrious lineage, yet
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
NERVA, Roman emperor, a.d. 96–98. M. Cocceius Nerva was the third in succession of a family conspicuous for legal and administrative power in the first century of the empire. His grandfather, eminent as a jurist, had been consul under Tiberius (Tac. Ann. iv. 58, vi. 26) in a.d. 22, was the emperor’s
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Nerva nuhr’vuh. Emperor of Rome, a.d. 96–98. Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born c. a.d. 35. He became a confidant of Nero and was subsequently appointed consul on two occasions: by Vespasian in 71 and by Domitian in 90. After the assassination of Domitian, the conspirators placed Nerva on the throne. The
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
NERVA. Already an old man at the time of DOMITIAN’s assassination, Marcus Cocceius Nerva became emperor of Rome on September 18, 96 ce, styling himself Imperator Nerva Caesar Augustus. He would additionally acquire the titles Germanicus after a military victory in 97 by TRAJAN, his adoptive son, co-regent,