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This article includes events that occurred in the Christian world in 54.

EventsEdit

  • October 13: Roman emperor Claudius dies, possibly after being poisoned by Agrippina, his wife and niece, and is succeeded by Nero.
  • Onesimus succeeds Stachys the Apostle as Bishop of Byzantium (the title was later known as the Patriarch of Constantinople).
  • Paul of Tarsus begins his third mission.
  • Apollos, a later assistant of Paul, is converted to Christianity in Ephesus.
  • Violence erupts in Caesarea regarding the a local ordinance restricting the civil rights of Jews, creating clashes between Jews and pagans. The Roman garrison, made up of Syrians, takes the side of the pagans. The Jews, armed with clubs and swords, meet in the marketplace. The Governor of Judaea, Antonius Felix orders his troops to charge. The violence continues and Felix asks Nero to arbitrate. Nero, sides with the pagans and relegates the Jews to second-class citizens. This decision does nothing but increase the Jews' anger.
  • Judea is returned piecemeal to Herod Agrippa's son Marcus Julius Agrippa between 48 and 54.

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