Roman Rue of lsraelIsrael was under Roman rule, which had been the case since Rome wrested the region from Syria in 64 BC. During the New Testament era, the Roman Empire ruled most of the known world.
Jesus of NazarethJesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader.He is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah.
Paul of TarsusEven though he was a young contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth, never even met him. In fact, he spent part of his early career rooting out Jewish Christian communities and prosecuting them.
Great Fire of RomeHistory has blamed Nero for the disaster, implying that he started the fire so that he could bypass the senate and rebuild Rome to his liking . Much of what is known about the great fire of Rome comes from the aristocrat and historian Tacitus, who claimed that Nero watched Rome burn while merrily playing his fiddle.
PerpetuaPerpetua was first interrupted and given a chance to abandon his faith. When he refused he was sentenced to death with his fellows. In prison they received baptism.
Great Persecution of 303 CEDiocletian ended the period known as the Crisis of the Third Century (235–284). He worked to return Rome to its former glory by making changes in key areas. Religion: He persecuted Christians, crucifying more than any other emperor. He imposed the traditional polytheistic religion of the Romans.
Constantine the GreatConstantine is perhaps best known for being the first Christian Roman emperor. His rule changed the Church greatly. In February 313, Constantine met with Licinius in Milan where they made the Edict of Milan. The edict said that Christians could believe what they wanted.
Battle of Milvian BridgeIt takes its name from the Milvian Bridge, an important route over the Tiber. Constantine won the battle and started on the path that led him to end the Tetrarchy and become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire.Writing to Christians, Constantine made clear that he believed that he owed his successes to the protection of that High God alone.
Edict of MilanIt was a letter signed by the Roman emperors Constantine and Licinius, that proclaimed religious toleration in the Roman Empire. A proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire.
Emperor TheodosiusTheodosius the Great was the last Roman Emperor to rule a united Roman Empire. He established Christianity as the state religion and successfully defended it against paganism and Arianism.