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Emperor Tiberius
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tiberius, Emperor
Tiberius, Emperor Roman Emperor ad 14–37. Often known as Tiberius Claudius Nero or Tiberius Caesar. Ruled during the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Known as an emperor of great ability and poor character.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Caesar
CAESAR. Originally “Caesar” was a cognomen used by some of the members of the Julian family, e.g., by the dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. On his death, his heir and adopted son Octavian (later Augustus) added Caesar’s names to his own; for it was the custom, according to the historian Dio Cassius, “for
Tiberius (Emperor)
TIBERIUS (EMPEROR). Tiberius succeeded Augustus as the second Roman emperor, ruling from 14–37 c.e. He was born the son of an aristocrat, whose name he bore, and Livia Drusilla in 42 b.c.e. Tiberius’ parents divorced when he was four, shortly before the birth of his younger brother Nero Drusus. His mother
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Caesars, The
Caesars, The. Succession of Roman emperors. The name “Caesar,” which has derivatives in the German Kaiser, Dutch Keizer, and Russian Czar, goes back to the family of Julius Caesar (100–44 bc), which his successors took to themselves. Luke’s Gospel mentions Caesar Augustus (Lk 2:1) and Tiberius Caesar
Tiberius
Tiberius. Roman emperor (ad 14–37) during Jesus’ earthly ministry.See Caesars, The.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caesar
Caesar sḕzər [Gk. Kaisar]. Originally the surname of the Julian gens (thus, Caius Julius Caesar); afterward a name borne by the Roman emperors. In the NT the name is definitely applied to Augustus (Lk. 2:1, “Caesar Augustus”), to whom it belonged by adoption, and to Tiberius (Lk. 3:1, “Tiberius Caesar”;
Tiberius
Tiberius tī-bēʹri-us [Gk. Tiberios]. Successor of Augustus Caesar as the second Roman emperor. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero on November 16, 42 b.c., his father—of the same name—was an officer under Julius Caesar. His mother, Livia Drusilla of the Claudian family, divorced his father in 38 b.c. and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caesars, the
CAESARS, THE Succession of Roman emperors. The name Caesar, which has derivatives in the German Kaiser, Dutch Keizer, and Russian Czar, goes back to the family name of Julius Caesar (100–44 bc), which his successors took to themselves. Luke’s Gospel mentions Caesar Augustus (Lk 2:1) and Tiberius Caesar
Tiberius
TIBERIUS Roman emperor (ad 14–37) during Jesus’ earthly ministry. See Caesars, The.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Caesar
Caesar (see´zuhr), titular name for the Roman emperor, derived from Gaius Julius Caesar (100–44 bce). Julius Caesar, as he is usually known, was a Roman general who conquered Gaul (58–51 bce) and then dispersed the supporters of his rival Pompey and the Roman Senate to emerge as a virtual dictator (49–45
Tiberius
Tiberius (ti-bihr´ee-uhs), Claudius Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor from 14 ce, when he succeeded Augustus, until 37 ce, when he died in Capri, reportedly the victim of his many years of dissipation. He was the reigning emperor during Jesus’s public ministry and thus (except in Luke 2:1) is the “Caesar”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Caesar
CAESAR. The term was the surname of the Julian family, as in the name Caius Julius Caesar. In the NT it is applied to four Roman emperors: (1) Caesar Augustus (Lk 2:1); (2) Tiberius Caesar (Lk 3:1) (3) Claudius Caesar (Acts 11:28; 17:7), where he is called only Caesar; (Acts 18:2, where he is called
Tiberius
TIBERIUS. Tiberius Claudius Nero (42 b.c.a.d. 37) was second emperor of Rome (a.d. 14–37). Son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla, he was adopted by Augustus Caesar when the latter married Tiberius’ mother. Thus the younger Tiberius was a stepson of Augustus. Made Augustus’ heir in a.d. 4,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Caesar
CAESAR. The name of a branch of the aristocratic family of the Julii which established an ascendancy over the Roman republic in the triumph of Augustus (31 bc) and kept it till Nero’s death (ad 68). This hegemony (as it is nicely called in Lk. 3:1, Gk.; rsv ‘reign’ is too precise a term) was an unsystematic
Tiberius
TIBERIUS. The stepson of Augustus Caesar, reluctantly adopted as his heir when all other hope of a direct succession was lost. On Augustus’ death in ad 14, Tiberius at 56 years of age had a lifetime’s experience of government behind him. It was nevertheless a momentous decision when the Senate transferred
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caesar
Caesar (Gk. Kaisar)Originally the family name of Julius Caesar, it was assumed upon adoption into the family of Julius by the first three emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula. Claudius, a grandson of Augustus, was not adopted into the Julian clan and began a new tradition when he took the name
Tiberius
Tiberius (Gk. Tiberios; Lat. Tiberius)Tiberius Caesar, both stepson and adopted son of Augustus Caesar; the second emperor of Rome upon Augustus’ death in 14 c.e. Tiberius’ reign continued until his own death in 37, and while founded upon adherence to the policies of Augustus, was nevertheless marked
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caesar
Caesar [sēˊzər] (Gk. Kaisar). The surname of the Julian clan, of which Gaius Julius Caesar (ca. 101–44 B.C.) was the most famous member. Afterward the name was taken by the adopted Gaius Octavius (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian), usually known as Augustus, and by subsequent Roman emperors.Gradually
Tiberius
Tiberius [tī bĭrˊĭ əs] (Gk. Tiberias; Lat. Tiberius).† The second emperor of the Roman Empire (A.D. 14–37). Tiberius was born in 42 B.C., the son of the Roman officer Tiberius Claudius Nero, for whom he was named. Augustus adopted him (renaming him Tiberius Julius Caesar) and named him his coregent
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Caesar
CAESAR A title used by the Roman emperors. Originally it was the family name of the famed Roman general and dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. After his assassination in 44 b.c., his heir and adopted son Octavian (later Emperor Augustus) took Caesar’s names, according to accepted Roman custom (cf. Dio Cassius,
Tiberius, Emperor
TIBERIUS, EMPEROR Roman emperor from a.d. 14 to 37. Known as Tiberius Claudius Nero, he was the son of the powerful Roman lady Livia and the stepson of Emperor Augustus, whom he succeeded. His reign was marked by a long period of steady rule that carried forward the imperial policies of Augustus but
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Caesar
Caesar. The word, which was virtually a title of the Roman emperors in the 1st–3rd cents. AD, occurs several times in the NT (e.g. Mk. 12:14–17, Jn. 19:12, Acts 25:8–12). To the inhabitants of Palestine and the provinces, the name denoted the Imperial throne rather than the person occupying it. The
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