JULIUS (Gr. Ioulios). A Roman centurion of the Imperial Regiment (kjv “Augustan band”) in whose care Paul was placed for the journey to Rome (Acts.27.1, Acts.27.3). He trusted Paul to go to his friends at Sidon, and he and his soldiers saved Paul’s life and their own lives by frustrating the sailors’ plot near Malta.

JULIUS jōōl’ yəs (̓Ιούλιος, G2685). A Rom. centurion stationed at Caesarea into whose custody Paul was committed for his trip to Rome and his hearing by Caesar (Acts 27:1, 3, 43).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The centurion of the Augustan cohort under whose charge Paul was sent a prisoner to Rome (Ac 27:1,3).

See Roman Army; Augustan Band.