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In Rome the time of the republican emperors Augustus and Tiberius, who respected the form of the republican constitution of the state, was over.

The time of the divine emperors Caligula, Claudius and Nero began: even in their lifetime they demanded to be worshipped as gods.

In Palestine the time of Jewish-Roman coexistence was over: the time of increasing conflicts began, which ended in the Jewish War in 66-70 CE.

In early Christianity the time of the earthly rule of the governor Jesus ended, and the time of the apostles began. Like the emperors in Rome, they believed they were in a direct relationship with the divine powers and demanded to be admired as envoys sent directly by God.

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