emperor

emperor

A title for the supreme ruler of the Roman Empire. The synoptic Gospels record Jesus’s response to a question regarding payment of taxes to the emperor (Mark 12:13-17; Matt 22:15-22; Luke 20:20-26). In the book of Acts, Paul claims his right as a Roman citizen to present his case before the emperor (Acts 25:9-12). In 1Pet 2:17 Christians are urged to honor the emperor (Gk. basileus, “king”), but the book of Revelation appears to present the imperial power of Rome as a monster opposed to God and God’s people (Rev 13).

Mark 12:13-17

* Invalid citation format *

Matt 22:15-22

* Invalid citation format *

Luke 20:20-26

* Invalid citation format *

Acts 25:9-12

* Invalid citation format *

1Pet 2:17

* Invalid citation format *

Rev 13

* Invalid citation format *

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.