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Emperor Vespasian
Vespasian
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Vespasian (Emperor)
VESPASIAN (EMPEROR). Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the future emperor Vespasian, was born in 9 a.d. His father was a tax-collector; on his mother’s side he had senatorial connections. The major steps in his career occurred under Gaius Caligula and Claudius. The former advanced him to the praetorship, the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Vespasian
Vespasian. Roman general who entered Palestine in ad 66 to quell the rebellious Jews, and later became emperor of Rome (ad 69–79).See Caesars, The.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Vespasian
VESPASIAN* Roman general who entered Palestine in ad 66 to quell the rebellious Jews, and later became emperor of Rome (ad 69–79). See Caesars, The.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Vespasian
Vespasian (ves-pay´zhuhn), a Roman general who began the siege of Jerusalem in the first Jewish war of rebellion against Rome (66–70 ce). In the midst of the siege, he was named Roman emperor, and he ruled from 69 to 79 ce. His son Titus, who took over the siege in Jerusalem and pursued it to its conclusion,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Vespasian
VespasianTitus Flavius Vespasianus, Roman emperor, 69–79 c.e. He was born into a middle-class Roman family on 17 November 9 c.e. at Falacrinae NE of Rome. His impressive career included a tribunate in Thrace, a questorship in Crete and Cyrene, a praetorship under Caligula, command of the Second Legion
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Vespasian
Vespasian [vĕs pāˊshən].† Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus (A.D. 9–79), Roman emperor (69–79), founder of the Flavian dynasty. Born into a poor family, Vespasian became a gifted soldier, serving in Germany and Britain, where under Claudius he conquered the Isle of Wight. He became consul in Britain
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Vespasian
VespasianVespasian (ves-payʹzhuhn), a Roman general who began the siege of Jerusalem in the first Jewish war of rebellion against Rome (a.d. 66-70). In the midst of the siege, he was named Roman emperor, and he ruled from 69 to 79. His son Titus, who took over the siege in Jerusalem and pursued it
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Vespasian
VESPASIAN (Vĕs pāʹ zhȧn) Emperor of Rome a.d. 69–79. He was born into a wealthy family and became a military hero as commander of a legion under Emperor Claudius. After becoming commander of three legions, he was ordered to quell the Jewish revolt in Palestine in a.d. 66. Three years into the war,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Vespasian
Vespasian ves-pay’shuhn. Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus was born in A.D. 9 and ruled as emperor of Rome from 69 to 79. Before the age of twenty, Vespasian became military tribune in Thracia, and he subsequently filled various roles in Crete. It was not until his forties, however, that he won recognition
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Vespasian
Vespasian [ves--zhun] (Latin Vespasianus, “Waspish”): Roman general who put down the Jewish rebellion of 64 ce; emperor of Rome 69–79; father of Titus, who destroyed the temple in 70 ce; not mentioned by name in the Bible
Vespasian
VespasianTitus Flavius Vespasianus1 was the ninth emperor of Rome (ruled 69–79 ce) and the founder of the Flavian dynasty. He is not mentioned in the Bible, although he reigned during the early Christian era just after the writing of Mark’s Gospel (ca. 66 ce) and just before Luke’s (ca. 80). He is
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Vespasian, Emperor
VESPASIAN, emperor (AD 9–79). Titus Flavius Vespasian, Roman emperor from 69 to 79, the founder of the military dynasty of the Flavii (his sons *Titus and *Domitian immediately sided with him after his proclamation as emperor by the legions of *Egypt, *Syria and Judea). Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
VESPASIAN
VESPASIAN ves-pay´zhuhn. Titus Flavius Vespasianus (9–79 ce; r. 69–79) became EMPEROR of the ROMAN EMPIRE as the last of a series of rulers during a year of civil war. He founded the Flavian Dynasty, which embraced the reigns of his sons, Titus and Domitian. Vespasian was less well-born than his predecessors,