Luke's narrative of the birth of Jesus as the Christ - or the King - is set explicitly against the Roman Empire's Imperial Cult.
The reigning emperor at the time was Caesar Augustus.
Join us in this lesson as we see how the story of Jesus and Caesar Augustus intersect.
The New Testament writers are forcing us to ask the question, 'Who do you call Lord'?
Priene Calendar Inscription: An inscription was found in an ancient city called Priene, which is located in modern-day Turkey. The calendar inscription mentions that Caesar Augustus's birth was considered the "good news" for all humanity. You can read the full inscription here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_Inscription_of_Priene
Omrit: Omrit is located in Israel and was one of the (3) sites that Herod the Great built a temple to Caesar Augustus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omrit
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