Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies
Lincoln Christian College
This study proposes that Lukes reference to the fifteenth year of the reign
of Tiberius coincides with the year AD 29. Evidence for this comes from
two sources: Augustuss memoirs and Velleius Paterculus. Those who
have suggested that Augustus and Tiberius had equal positions in Rome
prior to Augustuss death have examined only the legal powers (potestas)
granted to Tiberius and not the status of Augustus and Tiberius.