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Tiberius
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(Nov 16, 42 bce, Rome – Mar 16, 37 ce, Misenum [modern Miseno]). Initially the son-in-law of Augustus, then his adopted son, after a constant series of military and political victories he finally succeeded Augustus as emperor and reigned from 14 to 37 ce. He is mentioned by name and title only once in the New Testament, in Luke 3:1; in his function as Caesar, he is referred to in Mark 12:16f. par. (paying taxes: silver denarius with the head of Tiberius); Luke 23:2; John 19:12, 15. Luke 3:1 dates the appearance of John the …

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Horn, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Tiberius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026076>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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