Morrish Bible Dictionary
Son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia, his name in full being the same as his father's. He was step-son of Augustus, and was the second emperor of Rome. There is only an incidental reference to him under this name in the N.T. the fifteenth year of his reign being the time when John the Baptist began his ministry. Luke 3:1 . His reign is put down as A.D. 14-37, but there is evidence that he reigned two or three years with Augustus, and the above 'fifteenth year' is reckoned from the earlier date. By comparing this with Luke 3:22,23 , it will be seen that it could not have been later than A.D. 25 or 26; for Christ was born four years before the Era A.D., and now He 'began to be about 30 years old.' Tiberius was a most profligate man, and his government was despotic and cruel.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Tiberius Caesar'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/tiberius-caesar.html. 1897.