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Marcellus Sylvanus

The Augur
Marcellus Sylvanus

While he is a fictional character, his position was very real. Augurs (only 16 of them in the entire Roman Empire during the time of Christ) were the Roman religious leaders who interpreted signs in the earth, sky, sea and water to advise the Roman elite of the will of the gods. Marcellus lived within the courts of Pilate, and went to see this “new Jewish Rabbi” Jesus to see if He posed a threat to Rome Theme: Change..