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Caesar

Caesar [N] [S]

the title assumed by the Roman emperors after Julius Caesar. In the New Testament this title is given to various emperors as sovereigns of Judaea without their accompanying distinctive proper names ( John 19:15 ; Acts 17:7 ). The Jews paid tribute to Caesar ( Matthew 22:17 ), and all Roman citizens had the right of appeal to him ( Acts 25:11 ). The Caesars referred to in the New Testament are Augustus ( Luke 2:1 ), Tiberius ( 3:1 ; 20:22 ), Claudius ( Acts 11:28 ), and Nero ( Acts 25:8 ; Phil 4:22 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Caesar". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Caesar, [N] [E]

always in the New Testament the Roman emperor, the sovereign of Judea. ( John 19:12 John 19:15 ; Acts 17:7 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Caesar,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

CAESAR

se'-zar (Kaisar):

Originally the surname of the Julian gens (thus, Caius Julius Caesar); afterward a name borne by the Roman emperors. In the New Testament the name is definitely applied to Augustus (Luke 2:1, "Caesar Augustus"), to whom it belonged by adoption, and to Tiberius (Luke 3:1, "Tiberius Caesar"; compare Matthew 22:17,21). The "Caesar" to whom Paul appealed (Acts 25:11,12,21) was Nero. The form is perpetuated in "Kaiser" and "Czar."


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CAESAR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.