This article contains a free Bible Study resource on the subject of Claudius. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also reference to where Claudius is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Claudius?
The definition and outline of Claudius is as follows: The fourth Roman emperor. He succeeded Caligula (AD 41). Though in general he treated the Jews, especially those in Asia and Egypt, with great indulgence, yet about the middle of his reign (AD 49) he banished them all from Rome (Acts 18:2).
Biography, Facts and Information about Claudius
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Claudius: The fourth Roman emperor. He succeeded Caligula (A.D. 41). Though in general he treated the Jews, especially those in Asia and Egypt, with great indulgence, yet about the middle of his reign (A.D. 49) he banished them all from Rome (Acts 18:2). In this edict the Christians were included, as being, as was supposed, a sect of Jews. The Jews, however soon again returned to Rome.
During the reign of this emperor, several persecutions of the Christians by the Jews took place in the dominions of Herod Agrippa, in one of which the apostle James was "killed" (12:2). He died A.D. 54.
We have selected Claudius as one of the most important people and character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous person. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Claudius - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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