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Augustus band

also known as: Augustan cohort or Augustan battalion

…they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.” —Acts 27:1

literally, of Sebaste, the Greek form of Augusta, the name given to Caesarea in honor of Augustus Caesar

This “band” or “cohort” probably consisted of Samaritan soldiers belonging to the city of Caesarea.

Article Version: April 30, 2018

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