(jyoo' lih uhss) Common Roman personal name. In
Acts 27:1, a centurion of the Augustan cohort assigned the responsibility of escorting Paul to Rome. Though Paul was his prisoner, Julius treated the apostle with kindness. He allowed Paul to go ashore at Sidon to visit with friends. Later, he saved the apostle's life by restraining the soldiers who wanted to kill Paul to keep him from escaping. See Paul; Centurion.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JULIUS'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".