Chances are he had no idea. Jesus was probably born between 6 BC and 4 BC, while Augustus died in AD 14. As someone else has written, Augustus died in 14 AD, when Jesus would have been around 19 or 20 years old — so it’s highly unlikely that Augustus would have known of Him.
Herod the king , behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, The New International Version translates the passage as: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time . of King Herod , Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.
Carotta postulates that the historical person behind the Biblical figure Jesus Christ was not Jesus of Nazareth, but the Roman statesman Gaius Julius Caesar , from whose cult Christianity developed over the course of several generations.
On this day in 42 BC Julius Caesar was declared a god by the Roman Senate. It was the first time in history that a Roman citizen was officially deified. Interestingly, Caesar was officially declared a god only after his death (he was assassinated approximately 14-and-a-half months earlier).
Pontius Pilate , Latin in full Marcus Pontius Pilatus , (died after 36 ce), Roman prefect (governor) of Judaea (26–36 ce) under the emperor Tiberius who presided at the trial of Jesus and gave the order for his crucifixion.
Tiberius , in full Tiberius Caesar Augustus or Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus , original name Tiberius Claudius Nero , (born November 16, 42 bce—died March 16, 37 ce, Capreae [Capri], near Naples), second Roman emperor (14–37 ce), the adopted son of Augustus , whose imperial institutions and imperial boundaries he sought
“ Jesus was born into essentially a third- world context under a military dictatorship. It was a society where everyone was coerced.” As in most agrarian societies, about 10% of the population was born into nobility and lived lavishly.
He spent a few years in Egypt, traveled south to Ethiopia, west to Italy, and as far east as Armenia.
They answered, ” Caesar’s ,” and he responded: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s ; and unto God the things that are God’s”. The questioners were impressed. Matthew 22:22 states that they “marvelled” (ἐθαύμασαν); unable to trap him any further, and being satisfied with the answer, they went away.
Not only was Jesus dead, but he died by crucifixion, as a traitor to Rome . And the preaching of the imminent kingdom of God had not materialized. Two responses arose in the communities of his followers.
To the Romans , Jesus was a troublemaker who had got his just desserts. To the Christians, however, he was a martyr and it was soon clear that the execution had made Judaea even more unstable. Pontius Pilate – the Roman governor of Judaea and the man who ordered the crucifixion – was ordered home in disgrace.
The title of Caesar stems from an actual person, Julius Caesar , Dictator of Rome . Caesar’s adopted son became the first Emperor of Rome and kept
1. Invasions by Barbarian tribes. The most straightforward theory for Western Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300s “barbarian” groups like the Goths had encroached beyond the Empire’s borders.
Over time, the Christian church and faith grew more organized. In 313 AD, the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which accepted Christianity : 10 years later, it had become the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar transformed Rome from a republic to an empire, grabbing power through ambitious political reforms. Julius Caesar was famous not only for his military and political successes, but also for his steamy relationship with Cleopatra.