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Majestic, venerable.

The Biblical baby name Augustus is Latin in origin and it’s meaning is majestic or venerable.

Augustus is pronounced ow’-gus-tos.

Augustus was the title of the first Roman emperor Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus. It was during the reign of Augustus, that Jesus Christ was born. Augustus decreed the taxationof the entire world,thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Messiah’s birth.

Luke 2:1; Micah 5:2 Strong’s concordance G828


But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.


Luke 2 King James Version (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

(As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

88 (eighty-eight) is the natural number following 87 and preceding 89.

The atomic number of the element Radium.

The number of constellations in the sky as defined by the International Astronomical Union.

Messier object M88, a magnitude 11.0 spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices.

The New General Catalogue object NGC 88, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Phoenix, and a member of Robert’s Quartet.

Space Shuttle Mission 88 (STS-88), launched and completed in December, 1998, began the construction of the International Space Station.

The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -246 October 6 and ended on 1233 March. The duration of Saros series 88 was 1478.4 years, and it contained 83 solar eclipses. Further, the Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on 38 July and ended on 1336 August. The duration of Saros series 88 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses.

Approximately the number of days it takes Mercury to complete its orbit.

The number of black and white keys on a piano

In Chinese culture

Further information: Numbers in Chinese culture

Number 88 symbolizes fortune and good luck in Chinese culture, since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin or Cantonese). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture, and prices in Chinese supermarkets often contain many 8s. The shape of the Chinese character for 8 (八) implies that a person will have a great, wide future as the character starts narrow and gets wider toward the bottom. The Chinese government has been auctioning auto license plates containing many 8s for tens of thousands of dollars. The 2008 Beijing Olympics opened on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m. [6]

In addition, 88 is also used to mean “bye bye (拜拜)” in Chinese-language chats, text messages, SMSs and IMs. 88 can be seen as shorthand for 8181, which when pronounced in standard Mandarin is identical to “bye bye”.

In amateur radio

In amateur radio, 88 is used as shorthand for “love and kisses” when signing a message or ending an exchange. It is used in spoken word (radiotelephony), morse code (radiotelegraphy), and in various digital modes. It is considered rather more intimate than “73”, which means “best regards”; therefore 73 is more often used. The two may be used together. Sometimes either expression is pluralized by appending an -s. [7] These number codes originate with the 92 Code adopted by Western Union in 1859.

In white nationalism

Neo-Nazis use the number 88 as an abbreviation for the Nazi salute Heil Hitler. [8] The letter H is eighth in the alphabet, whereby 88 becomes HH. [9]

Often, this number is associated with the number 14, e.g. 14/88, 14-88, or 1488; this number symbolizes the Fourteen Words coined by David Lane, a prominent white nationalist. [10] Example uses of 88 include the song “88 Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” by Landser, and the organizations Column 88 and Unit 88. Currently, the Michigan-based ANP uses 14 in its domain name and 88 as part of a radio sign-off. [citation needed]

Professional golfer Kathy Whitworth, throughout her playing career won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour. [citation needed]

88 is the number of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owned by Hendrick Motorsports. It is currently a Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

88 was first worn by Hall of Fame Hockey player Eric Lindros for the Philadelphia Flyers

88 is the number of Patrick Kane who is a forward for the Chicago Blackhawks.

In Formula One, 88 is used by Indonesian driver, Rio Haryanto, who drives for Manor Racing.

Eighty-eight (88) is also:

a popular ice cream bar manufactured by GB Glace

the number of keys on a typical piano (36 black and 52 white); a piano is sometimes called an “eighty eight”

88 Keys, character in Dick Tracy (1990 film)

The digits indicated when all the segments of two seven-segment displays are illuminated

Eighty Eight, a live album by the Christian rock band The 77s

in the titles of songs: “Rocket 88,” a song first recorded at Sam Phillips’ studio in 1951; Rocket 88 was a 1980s United Kingdom band named for the song

“88 Lines About 44 Women” by the band The Nails

“88 Seconds in Greensboro” by the English new wave band OMD on their 1985 album, Crush

“88” by the Canadian punk band Sum 41 on their 2004 album, Chuck

“88” by the English Nu-Metal band Apartment 26 on their second album, Music for the Massive

“88”, a song by Level 42 on the album Strategy

“88” by hip hop act The Cool Kids

“88” by the Japanese electro-pop duo LM.C, or Lovely Mocochang.com

Olds 88

the model number of the Oldsmobile 88 automobile and the AGM-88 HARM missile

the QBU-88 (or Type 88) Chinese sniper rifle

the number of the French department of Vosges

the designation of two freeways named Interstate 88, one in Illinois and another in New York

in Japanese, often used to mean “a great many” or “countless” or infinite numbers.

in Chinese SMS or chat, short for “byebye”, from the Mandarin pronunciation “ba1 ba1” (8 – 8)

in hip hop, where “88” stands for “HH”, short for “hip hop”

in Kill Bill, the name of O-Ren Ishii’s Army, the Crazy 88

the ISBN Group Identifier for books published in Italy and Switzerland

in the Back to the Future film trilogy, 88 is the speed (in miles per hour) that the DeLorean automobile must attain in order to travel in time.

in the TV series Black Books (Series 2, Episode 2: “Fever”), the temperature (presumably in Fahrenheit) above which Manny’s case of Dave’s Syndrome will trigger, supposedly a parody of the similar use of the number 88 in the Back to the Future trilogy

“the number of the Anti-Terrorist” in the documents submitted to NBC by Seung-Hui Cho prior to the Virginia Tech massacre on 16 April 2007 [11]

the number of an anti-terrorist police squad, called “Detachment 88”, set up by the Indonesian government following the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians

Tanner ’88, Garry Trudeau’s HBO series on the fictional campaign of Congressman Jack Tanner in his bid for the White House

88 Minutes, a 2008 film starring Al Pacino

The Group of 88, a group of 88 professors at Duke University who signed a controversial advertisement published after a woman falsely claimed to have been raped by members of Duke’s lacrosse team.

The Cambridge Z88 was a 1988 portable computer

88open was an industry standards group in ’88 created by Motorola to standardize Unix systems

An ’88-level’ is a named condition in the COBOL programming language

The House on East 88th Street, a book by Bernard Waber

88-Keys, an American record producer and rapper

The dead man’s hand in poker is a pair of aces and a pair of 8’s.

88 is the name of a gang in the 2006 American film Gridiron Gang starring Dwayne Johnson

In the United States Navy, 88 is slang for the word “what”. For example, “88 are you doing tonight?” [citation needed]

Two genera of butterflies (Diaethria and Callicore) are called Eighty-eights because markings on their wings look like the number 88.

The German 8.8 cm FlaK 18/36/37/41 anti-aircraft gun used in WWII was often referred to colloquially as an “88” (acht-acht in German)

The number of counties in Ohio, a state in the USA.


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