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Holman Bible Dictionary
(clayyoo' dih uhss) 1. Roman emperor from A.D. 41 to 54. He made Judea a Roman province in A.D. 44. He expelled Jews from Rome in about A.D. 49 (Acts 18:2
), probably due to conflict between Jews and Christians in Rome. Apparently his fourth wife Agrippina poisoned him in A.D. 54 and took charge of the empire for her son Nero. The prophet Agabus announced a coming famine during Claudius' reign (Acts 11:28
). See Caesar
2. Roman army captain who protected Paul from Jews who wanted to assassinate him (Acts 23:26 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Claudius'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/claudius.html. 1991.