Summary: According to Azrael’s Commentary, Julius Atticus was an Imperial Roman
tribune commissioned by Caesar Tiberius to journey from Rome to verify whether or
not Yeshua could heal the sick and raise the dead (AZC - Caesar Tiberius). Atticus
sent Caesar monthly reports of Yeshua’s sayings and doings, as well as a hand drawn
portrait of Yeshua, which Caesar used to have a marble bust sculpted for his temple.
Azrael’s Commentary - Caesar Tiberius
[...] When Tiberius heard from one of his agents about Yeshua and the miracles he
performed in healing the sick and raising the dead, Caesar sent Julius Atticus to
verify the report (Y:29:61-62).
One reason for sending Julius Atticus was his artistic ability. Several months after
Atticus arrived in Jerusalem, Caesar Tiberius received from him a hand drawn portrait
of Yeshua. Tiberius took this picture and had a sculptor make a marble bust of Yeshua
to put in his temple. It was Caesar’s intention to honor this Galilean who could
heal the sick and raise the dead.
Every month Tiberius received a full account of the sayings and doings of Yeshua.
When he heard of Pilate’s own surveillance of Yeshua on suspicion of insurrection
(Y:10:83), Tiberius sent orders to have Yeshua taken into the Emperor’s personal
custody. However, due to the slowness of travel and communication, Yeshua was dead
by the time Caesar’s order was placed into the hands of Pontius Pilate. When rumors
began to spread that Yeshua had risen from the dead, Tiberius sent hundreds of agents
into Israel to find him. But all their efforts proved unsuccessful. Caesar Tiberius
was murdered in his bed by his nephew Caligula in 37 CE.