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Wednesday, November 15 2017
The Roman Emperors: Tiberius
"In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar ... They cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar"
Tiberius (born Tiberius Claudius Nero) was born in 42 BC. He was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. Livia divorced Nero (not to be confused with the much-later Emperor Nero i.e. Tiberius was an ancestor of Emperor Nero) and married Octavian / Augustus in 39 BC, thereby making Tiberius a stepson of Augustus (see The Roman Emperors: Augustus; see also The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar).
After Tiberius married Julia, a daughter of Augustus, he was adopted by Augustus as a son. The marriage and adoption resulted in Tiberius having a strong family connection to the earliest Caesars, even as one himself i.e. Tiberius was the stepson and adopted son of Augustus, the great-uncle of Emperor Caligula, the paternal uncle of Emperor Claudius, and great-great uncle of Emperor Nero.
Tiberius became a conquering general for Rome and its then-rapidly spreading empire. Tiberius was a man of simple-minded brute force. Despite his marriage and extensive family connections, historical accounts of Tiberius portray him as an arrogant sociopath (a common characteristic of those kinds of "leaders"; see Leaders And Pushers and the Fact Finder question below).
After Augustus, Tiberius was the second of the two Caesars that reigned over Judea and Jerusalem during the human lifetime of the Messiah (roughly half of Christ's lifetime each; see also A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Life In Nazareth and A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Capernaum On The Lake Shore).
It was in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius that John the Baptist (see The John The Baptist Prophecies) and the Messiah began their public ministries.
"3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying,
The infamous statement by the religious authorities of Judaism that "we have no king but Caesar" referred to then-reigning Tiberius (and likely, any of the Caesars in principle). Rome, and Satan the father of lies, had inflicted a powerful brainwashing job on them (just as is happening again today, until people realize and recognize the fraud and hypocrisy of the present world's "leaders"), thereby making them, at that time, a nation of spineless fools who regarded those who were truly patriotic among them to be "traitors" to their Roman masters. Even Pontius Pilate plainly knew it, and regarded them in that contemptuous way with his pleading question "Shall I crucify your King?" Their response? "We have no king but Caesar."
"19:8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; 19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. 19:10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
Tiberius died in AD 37, at aged 77, according to some accounts from being smothered to death by one of his servants. His ashes were placed in the same tomb as Caesar Augustus - and were also scattered and trampled into the dirt by the Vandals. Both of the Roman Emperors during the time of Christ served as object lessons of the prophecy.
"4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts" (Malachi 4:3 KJV)
Fact Finder: What are common characteristics of those who rule by Satan's way?
This Day In History, November 15
655: The Battle of Winwaed; Oswiu of Northumbria defeated Penda of Mercia. The battle is regarded by some historians to be the largest military confrontation between the early northern and southern divisions of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain.
1315: Swiss forces defeated invading Austrians at the Battle of Morgarten.
1532: Following the Caribbean-area voyages of Christopher Columbus (see the map of the Spain-sponsored voyages of Columbus at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy), Spanish conquistadors (conquerors) under Hernando de Soto encountered Inca leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca. The Spanish later executed Atahualpa, thereby bringing about the decline and genocide of the Inca Empire of South America.
1630: German astronomer Johannes Kepler died. He established what are now known as Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens?).
1660: The first kosher butcher, Asser Levy, was licensed in New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City after the British captured it from the Dutch). New York is today the largest Jewish-population city in the world (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).
1688: The "Glorious Revolution" began when William of Orange landed at Brixham.
1859: The first modern restoration of the Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece.
1864: During the U.S. Civil War, Union general William Sherman departed on his "march to the sea," leaving much of the city of Atlanta burning into ashes.
1889: Brazil was declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca. Emperor Pedro II was deposed in the military coup.
1920: The first League of Nations session opened, in Geneva, Switzerland. After the League of Nations failed to stop the Second World War (1939-1945) from happening, it was reborn as the United Nations in 1945.
1939: Adolf Hitler's Nazis began the mass murder of Warsaw Jews (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1943: Nazi official Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies in Nazi Germany were to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps."
1948: MacKenzie King retired as Canada's 10th Prime Minister; he was succeeded by Louis St. Laurent.
1957: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bragged that Russian missiles were more accurate, and challenged U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower to a rocket-range shooting match.
1969: During the Vietnam War, 500,000 protestors in Washington staged a peaceful "March Against Death."
1971: Intel released the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1984: A human infant, "Baby Fae," died 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
2007: Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh; it killed 5,000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest (see also The Origin Of Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons).