Ancient Empires - Rome

The ancient Roman empire spanned the time period from about 145 B.C. to 476 A.D. At its peak, centered on Rome, and connected by a vast system of Roman Roads, it was one of the most extensive and powerful in all human history. Roman Legions conquered and ruled a vast region throughout northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Jesus Christ lived His entire human life under the Roman empire, the first half under Caesar Augustus (Luke 2:1), who reigned when He was born in Bethlehem, the second half under Tiberius (Luke 3:1) (a statue of Tiberius is seen in the photograph below), when He still lived at Nazareth in Galilee, before moving to Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, until His Crucifixion at Calvary in Jerusalem.

New Testament

Roman Emperors

1. Augustus (Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus)

2. Tiberius (Tiberius Caesar Augustus)

3. Caligula (Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)

4. Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)

5. Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)

6. Galba (Servius Galba Imperator Caesar Augustus)

7. Otho (Imperator Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus)

8. Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Imperator Augustus)

9. Vespasian (Imperator Caesar Vespasianus Augustus)

10. Titus (Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus)

11. Domitian (Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus)

Unlike the other empires (Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek) that affected the course of events of The Holy Bible, the Roman empire isn't done yet. Although the ancient Roman empire "fell" long ago, it didn't die - it's going to make a big come-back. But then, so is Jesus Christ. See what The Rock Of Ages is prophesied to do with Daniel's Statue and its Feet Of Iron And Clay. Those and many other studies are available in the Prophecy section.

Fact Finder: What was the name of the Roman territorial king who tried to have Jesus Christ killed right after He was born?
Matthew 2:13

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