Ju'lius (Ι᾿ούλιος, for the Latin Julius, the name of an honorable Roman family), the centurion of the imperial cohort who had the charge of conducting Paul as a prisoner to Rome, and who treated him with much consideration and kindness on the way (Ac 27:1,3,43; comp. ver. 11, 31). A.D. 55. — Kitto. "Augustus's band," to which Julius belonged, has been identified by some commentators with the Italian band (Ac 10:1); by others, less probably, with the body of cavalry denominated Sebasteni by Josephus (Ant. 19, 9, 2, etc.). Conybeare and Howson (Life of St. Paul, ch. 21) adopt in the main Wieseler's opinion, that the Augustan cohort was a detachment of the Praetorian Guards attached to the person of the Roman governor at Caesarea; and that this Julius may be the same as Julius Priscus (Tacitus, Hist. 2, 92; 4, 11), sometime centurion, afterwards prefect of the Praetorians. SEE ITALIAN; SEE PAUL.

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