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1

Augustus (BC 24-14 AD)

24 BC - 14 AD
- emperor during birth of Jesus
- started the emperor as a divine being
- "emperor worship"

2

Tiberius (15-37 AD)

15 - 37 AD
- emperor in charge during the public ministry of Jesus
- baptism of Jesus: new title: Jesus the Christ ("the Anointed One")

3

Caligula (37-41 AD)

37 - 41 AD
- Boldly commanded to be worshiped
- Ordered a statue of himself in Jerusalem - made it a divine office
- But he died and it never happened

4

Claudius (41-54 AD)

41-54 AD
- Expelled prominent Christian leaders from Rome
- Expelled Christian residence from Rome
- Reason: their worship and behaviors caused civil disobedience against the emperor

5

Nero (54-64 AD)

54-64 AD
- Highly persecuted Christians openly
=> Around Rome, not entire empire
- Peter and Paul martyred during his reign
- Prisoners tied to columns inside a giant hole

6

Vespasian (67-79 AD)

67-79 AD
- Began to crush the Jewish revolt militarily
- general under Nero
- Son Titus - his army destroyed the Jewish Temple in 70 AD

7

Domitian (79-96 AD)

79-96 AD
- Continued the persecution throughout the empire
- Writing of the book of Revelation to inspire Christians