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  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Claudius 
  lame.  (1.)  The  fourth  Roman  emperor.  He  succeeded  Caligula  (A.D. 
  41).  Though  in  general  he  treated  the  Jews,  especially  those  in 
  Asia  and  Egypt,  with  great  indulgence,  yet  about  the  middle  of 
  his  reign  (A.D.  49)  he  banished  them  all  from  Rome  (Acts  18:2). 
  In  this  edict  the  Christians  were  included,  as  being  as  was 
  supposed,  a  sect  of  Jews.  The  Jews,  however  soon  again  returned 
  to  Rome. 
 
  During  the  reign  of  this  emperor,  several  persecutions  of  the 
  Christians  by  the  Jews  took  place  in  the  dominions  of  Herod 
  Agrippa,  in  one  of  which  the  apostle  James  was  killed"  (12:2). 
  He  died  A.D.  54. 
 
  (2.)  Claudius  Lysias,  a  Greek  who  having  obtained  by  purchase 
  the  privilege  of  Roman  citizenship,  took  the  name  of  Claudius 
  (Acts  21:31-40;  22:28;  23:26). 
 




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