Augustus (Aw-guhs´tuhs; Lat., “august, revered”)

A title granted to Octavian (63 BCE–14 CE), the grand-nephew and adopted heir of Julius Caesar, by the Roman senate in 27 BCE, when it confirmed his powers to rule (Lat. imperium). He was the Roman ruler when Jesus was born in a province of the empire (Luke 2:1).

Luke 2:1

The Birth of Jesus
1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

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