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Caesar's Household

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CÆSAR’S HOUSEHOLD . In Philippians 4:22 ‘they that are of Cæsar’s house’ send special greetings to the Philippians. St. Paul wrote from Rome, where he was in semi-captivity, and some of the Christians in Rome belonged to the efficient and talented body of slaves and freedmen who worked in the Imperial palace and performed varied service for the emperor Nero. The number of these servants was very large, and amongst them were accountants, governors of provinces, secretaries, stewards, etc., as well as a great many officials concerned with humbler duties. They were persons of influence and often of considerable wealth, drawn from all nations within the Empire. The testimony of inscriptions makes it certain that most of the persons named in Romans 16:1-27 were’ of Cæsar’s household.’

A. Souter.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Caesar's Household'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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