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