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International Standard Bible Encyclopediasē´zar
): Originally the surname of the Julian gens (Thus, Caius Julius Caesar); afterward a name borne by the Roman emperors. In the New Testament the name is definitely applied to Augustus (Luke 2:1
, "Caesar Augustus"), to whom it belonged by adoption, and to Tiberius (Luke 3:1
, "Tiberius Caesar"; compare Matthew 22:17
, Matthew 22:21
). The "Caesar" to whom Paul appealed (Acts 25:11
, Acts 25:12
, Acts 25:21
) was Nero. The form is perpetuated in "Kaiser" and "Czar.»
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Caesar'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/c/caesar.html. 1915.