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Augustus


"The cognomen of the first Roman emperor, C. Julius Caesar" "Octavianus, during whose reign Christ was born (Luke 2:1). His" "decree that "all the world should be taxed" was the divinely" "ordered occasion of Jesus' being born, according to prophecy" "(Micah 5:2), in Bethlehem. This name being simply a title" "meaning "majesty" or "venerable," first given to him by the" "senate (B.C. 27), was borne by succeeding emperors. Before his" death (A.D. 14) he associated Tiberius with him in the empire "(Luke 3:1), by whom he was succeeded."

"(Acts 27:1.: literally, of Sebaste, the Greek form of Augusta," the name given to Caesarea in honour of Augustus Caesar). "Probably this "band" or cohort consisted of Samaritan soldiers" belonging to Caesarea.


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Definition of Augustus:
"increased, augmented"

Related Bible Dictionary Terms:
Augustus band