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DATE

EVENT

REFERENCE(S)

32 AD

The year the Lord Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead

Daniel 9:24-27

Became anti-Christian, approved of Stephen’s death

Acts 8:1

Went after the Christians; first persecution of the Christian church

Acts 8:3

33 AD

*Met the Lord Jesus Christ

Acts 9:3-6

33-36 AD

Went to Arabia; then back to Damascus – 3 years

Galatians 1:17-18;
Acts 9:20-22

37 AD

Went to Jerusalem (#1 visit)

Galatians 1:18;
Acts 9:26-28

  • Stayed with Peter (=fifteen days)

Galatians 1:18

  • Met James, the Lord’s brother

Galatians 1:19

  • Grecian Jews tried to kill him; sent to Caesarea and Tarsus

Acts 9:29-30

37-46 AD

In Antioch with Barnabas (=Joseph, Levite from Cyprus, Acts 4:36)

Acts 11:25-26

  • Disciples now called “Christians”

Acts 11:26

  • Sent to Jerusalem with Barnabas (#2 visit) to give aid to the Jerusalem church due to the famine

Acts 11:27-30;
Acts 12:25

Holy Spirit: gave new mission – the First Missionary Journey

Acts 13:2-3

46-49  AD

FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY
o Antioch → Cyprus → Salamis → Paphos → Perga (John Mark got homesick, returns home to Jerusalem) → Pisidian Antioch → Iconium →Lystra → Derbe → Pamphylia → Perga → Attalia → Antioch

Acts 13:3-52;
Acts 14:1-28

Opposes Peter regarding circumcision/not associating with non-Jews

Galatians 2:11-16

first_journey

 

48-49 AD

*Letter to the Galatians

 

49 AD

Went to Jerusalem (#3 visit?) – Council of Jerusalem

Acts 15:2-35

50-53 AD

SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY

Acts 15:36

  • Goal: follow up the churches set up in the first missionary journey

Acts 15:36

  • Split with Barnabas over John Mark

Acts 15:38-39

  • Paul and Silas: Syria and Cilicia

Acts 15:41

  • Barnabas and John Mark went to Cyprus

Acts 15:49

Paul’s Itinerary: Antioch → Derbe → Lystra → Phrygia → Galatia → Asia: stopped by the Holy Spirit → Troas (Luke joins the group) → Philippi (Lydia of Thyatira, slave girl with demon, Jailer became Christian) → Amphipolis → Pamphylia → Thessalonica → Berea → Athens → Corinth (stayed for 18 months, Priscilla and Aquila)

Acts 15:41;
Acts 16:1-40;
Acts 17:1-34;
Acts 18:1-17

51 AD

*1Thessalonians

 

51/52 AD

*2Thessalonians

 

53 AD

→ Syria → Ephesus → Caesarea → Antioch

Acts 18:18-22

 

second_journey

 

53-55 AD

Antioch → Galatia → Phrygia → Ephesus (3 months)

Acts 18:23

In Ephesus: Lecture hall of Tyrranus (2 years)

Acts 19:8-10

55-56 AD

THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY (destination = Jerusalem)

Acts 19:21

*1Corinthians

 

Ephesus → Macedonia → Greece (3 months)

Acts 20:1-4

57 AD

  • *Romans
  • *2Corinthians

 

57-58 AD

→ Philippi → Troas (=Eutychus fell asleep while Paul was talking till morning, fell from the third floor and died, but Paul raised him up alive)

Acts 20:5-6;
Acts 20:9-12

→ Assos → Mitylene → Miletus (final goodbye with the elders of Ephesus church) → Phoenicia → Syria → Tyre → Ptolemais → Caesarea (stayed in home of Philip the evangelist with three prophet daughters; Agabus) →

Acts 20:13-38;
Acts 21:1-14

58 AD

Jerusalem (#4 visit)

  • met James, all the elders (7 days)
  • imprisoned due to case raised by Asian Jews
  • appealed to Governor Felix

Acts 21:17-40;
Acts 22:1-30;
Acts 23:1-32

58-60 AD

Caesarea:

  • In the custody of the governor – 2 years
  • Shared with Felix and his wife, Drusilla
  • Festus replaced Felix
  • Paul met Agrippa and Bernice
  • Paul appealed to Caesar – to be brought to Rome

Acts 23:33-35;
Acts 24:1-27;
Acts 25:1-27;
Acts 26:1-32;

 

third_journey

 

60 AD

  • Boarded a ship on way to Rome
  • Shipwrecked (at sea for 2 weeks)
  • Haven in Malta (stayed 3 months)
  • Finally arrived in Italy on the 4th month of the voyage → Rhegium → Puteoli → Three Taverns →
  • Rome, house arrest
    • *Ephesians
    • *Colossians
    • *Philemon

Acts 27 and 28

61 AD

*Philippians

 

64 AD

  • *1 Timothy - written from Rome or Macedonia (possibly Philippi)

prior to Paul’s final imprisonment in Rome

 

  • *Titus - written from Rome or Macedonia (possibly Philippi) prior to Paul’s final imprisonment in Rome

 

66/67 AD

  • *2 Timothy - from prison in Rome;
  • after a year or two of freedom Paul was arrested again and executed under Emperor Nero

 

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