Tiberius Caesar Augustus (/taɪˈbɪəriəs/ ty-BEER-ee-əs; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March AD 37) was the second Roman emperor, reigning from AD 14 to 37. He succeeded his stepfather, Augustus .
One of the farthest corners of the Roman Empire , Judaea was a land of ancient traditions and religious fervor. Decades of Roman rule were causing ever more resentment. Jesus was born to a family from a village called Nazareth, near the Sea of Galilee.
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.
To many Romans, the reign of Augustus marked the point at which Rome had rediscovered its true calling. They believed that, under his rule and with his dynasty , they had the leadership to get there. At his death, Augustus , the ‘son of a god’, was himself declared a god.
Augustus, the first emperor , was also the longest ruling emperor — it’s impressive that once he took control after the civil war, he was able to rule and control a growing empire peacefully for over 40 years.
The Romans considered Jesus a threat to their rule and had him crucified. His followers believed that he was resurrected. Paul taught that Christ was the son of God and by accepting Christ as their savior people could be saved. Christianity spread steadily through the empire.
Known for: Caesar Augustus (63 BC – 14 AD) was the first Roman emperor and one of the most successful. He reigned for 45 years and was ruling at the time of Jesus Christ’s birth.
Jesus ‘ real name , Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Wikimedia CommonsThe Greek transliteration of Jesus ‘ real name , “Iēsous”, and the late Biblical Hebrew version “Yeshua”.
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.
In 395, Emperor Theodosius made Christianity Rome’s new state religion. Christians, who had so long been on the defensive, turned to attacking the pagan religion. They closed temples and banned sacrifices to pagan gods.
He spent a few years in Egypt, traveled south to Ethiopia, west to Italy, and as far east as Armenia.
“ 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.