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Augustus
        the cognomen of the first Roman emperor, C. Julius Caesar
        Octavianus, during whose reign Christ was born (Luke 2:1). His
        decree that "all the world should be taxed" was the divinely
        ordered occasion of Jesus' being born, according to prophecy
        (Micah 5:2), in Bethlehem. This name being simply a title
        meaning "majesty" or "venerable," first given to him by the
        senate (B.C. 27), was borne by succeeding emperors. Before his
        death (A.D. 14) he associated Tiberius with him in the empire
        (Luke 3:1), by whom he was succeeded.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Augustus' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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