k. Bible Timeline


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  1. ian vincent Says:

    http://www.versebyverse.org/doctrine/ch … stles.html


    Pentecost, Act.2, Sunday, May 24, 33AD

    Peter’s second sermon before the Sanhedrin, Act.3:1ff, Summer 33AD

    Death of Ananias and Sapphira, Act.4:3-25:11, 33-34AD

    Peter brought before the Sanhedrin, Act.5:12-42, 34AD

    Deacons selected, Act.6:17, Late 34 or Early 35AD

    Stephen martyred, Act.6:8-7:60 April 35AD

    Paul’s conversion, Act.9:17, Summer 35AD

    Paul in Damascus and Arabia, Act.9:8-26; Gal.1:16,17, Summer 35 – Summer 37AD

    Paul in Jerusalem, first visit, Act.9:23-29; Gal.1:18-20, Summer 37AD

    Paul went to Tarsus and Syria-Cilicia area, Act.9:30; Gal.1:21, Autumn 37AD – Spring 43AD

    Peter ministers to the Gentiles, Act.10:1-11:18, 40-41AD

    Barnabas sent to Antioch, Act.11:19-24, 41AD

    Paul went to Antioch, Act.11:25,26, Spring 43AD

    Agabus predicts a famine, Act.11:27-28, Spring 44AD

    Agrippa’s persecution, James martyred, Act.12:1-23, Spring 44AD

    Relief visit, Paul’s second visit to Jerusalem, Act.11:30; Gal.2:1-10, Fall 47AD

    Paul in Antioch, Act.12:25-13:1, Autumn 47 – Spring 48AD

    First Missionary Journey, Act.13,14, April 48 – Sept. 49AD
    Departure from Antioch, April 48AD

    Cyprus April – June 48AD

    Pamphylia, First to Mid July 48AD

    Pisidian Antioch, Mid July to Mid Sept. 48AD

    Iconium, October 48 – Feb. 49AD

    Lystra and Derbe, March – Mid June 49AD

    Return visit to the Churches, Mid June to August 49AD

    Return to Antioch of Syria, Sept. 49AD

    Peter at Antioch, Gal.2:11-16, Autumn 49AD
    Paul writes the Galatians from Antioch, Autumn 49AD

    Jerusalem Council, Paul’s third visit to Jerusalem, Act.15, Autumn 49AD

    Paul in Antioch, Act.12:25-13:1, Winter 49/50AD

    Paul’s Second Missionary Journey, Act.15:36-18:22, April 50 Sept. 52AD

    Departure from Antioch, April 50AD
    Syria and Cilicia, April 50AD

    Lystra, Derbe, Timothy saved during this stay, May 50AD

    Iconium, Late May to Mid June 50AD

    Pisidian Antioch, Mid June to early July 50AD

    Travel from Pisidian Antioch to Troas, July 50AD

    Philippi, August to October 50AD

    Thessalonica, Nov. 50 – Jan. 51AD

    Berea, Feb. 51AD

    Athens, Late Feb. – Mid March 51AD

    Arrival at Corinth, Middle of March 51AD

    Silas and Timothy arrive from Berea, April/May 51AD

    Paul writes 1 Thessalonians, Early summer 51AD

    Paul writes 2 Thessalonians, Summer 51AD

    Departure from Corinth, First of Sept. 52AD

    Ephesus, Middle of Sept. 52AD

    Paul’s fourth visit to Jerusalem, Last of Sept. 52AD

    Return to Antioch, First to Mid Nov. 52AD

    Paul’s stay at Antioch, Winter of 52/53AD
    Third Missionary Journey, Act.18:23-21:16, Spring 53 – May 57AD

    Departure from Antioch, Spring 53AD
    Visiting Galatian Churches, Spring – Summer 53AD

    Arrival at Ephesus, Sept. 53AD

    Paul writes 1 Corinthians, Early spring 56AD

    Riot and departure from Ephesus, Act.20:1, First of May 56AD

    Troas, May 56AD

    Arrival in Macedonia, First of June 56AD

    Paul writes 2 Corinthians, Sept. or Oct. 56AD

    Departure from Macedonia, Middle of Nov. 56AD

    Arrival in Corinth, Last of Nov. 56AD

    Paul writes Romans, Winter of 56/57AD

    Departure from Corinth, Last of Feb. 57AD

    Philippi, April 614, 57AD

    Troas, April 1926, 57AD

    Troas to Assos, Mon., April 26, 57AD

    Assos to Mitylene, April 27, 57AD

    Mitylene to Chios, April 28, 57AD

    Chios to Trogyllium, April 29, 57AD

    Trogyllium to Miletus, April 30, 57AD

    Paul addresses the Ephesian elders, May 1-3, 57AD

    Miletus to Patara, May 3-5, 57AD

    Patara to Tyre, May 6-10, 57AD

    Stay at Tyre, May 11-17, 57AD

    Tyre to Caesarea, May 18-20, 57AD

    Stay at Caesarea, May 20-25, 57AD

    Caesarea to Jerusalem, May 25-27, 57AD

    Paul’s fifth visit to Jerusalem Eve of Pentecost, May 27, 57AD
    Meeting with James, Act.21:13-23, May 28, 57AD

    Paul’s arrest and trial before Felix, Act.21:26-24:22, May 29 – June 9, 57AD

    First day of purification, Sunday, May 29, 57AD
    Second day of purification, Monday, May 30, 57AD

    Third day of purification, Tuesday, May 31, 57AD

    Fourth day of purification, Wed., June 1, 57AD

    Fifth day of purification, the riot and Paul’s speech, June 2, 57AD

    Paul before the Sanhedrin, June 3, 57AD

    Appearance of the Lord that night

    The assassination conspiracy (day), June 4, 57AD

    Journey to Antipatris that night

    Journey to Caesarea (day), June 5, 57AD

    Waiting in Caesarea for trial, June 59, 57AD

    Trial before Felix Thurs., June 9, 57AD

    Paul before Felix and Drusilla, Act.24:24-26, June 57AD
    Caesarean imprisonment, Act.24:27, June 57 – Aug. 59AD

    Trial before Festus, Act.25:7-12, July 59AD

    Trial before Agrippa, Act.26, First of August 59AD

    Voyage to Rome, Act.27:12-8:29, Aug. 59AD to Feb. 60AD

    Departure from Caesarea, Middle of August 59AD
    Myra, First of Sept. 59AD

    Fair Havens, October 5-10, 59AD

    Shipwreck at Malta, Last of Oct. 59AD

    Departure from Malta, First of Feb. 60AD

    Arrival in Rome, Last of Feb. 60AD

    First Roman imprisonment, Act.28:30, Feb. 60 – March 62AD
    Paul writes Ephesians, Autumn 60AD
    Paul writes Colossians and Philemon, Autumn 61AD

    Paul writes Philippians, Early Spring 62AD

    The Lord’s half brother James is martyred, Spring 62AD
    Paul released from prison and travels to Ephesus and Colossae, Spring through Fall 62AD

    Peter travels to Rome, 62AD

    Paul in Macedonia, Timothy left in Ephesus, Late summer 62 – Winter 62/63AD

    Paul writes, 1 Timothy from Macedonia Autumn 62AD

    Paul in Asia Minor, Spring 63AD – spring 64AD

    Paul in Spain, Spring 64AD – spring 66AD

    Christians persecuted and Peter martyred in Rome, Summer 64AD

    Paul in Crete, Early summer 66AD

    Paul in Asia Minor, Summer to autumn 66AD

    Paul writes Titus from Asia Minor, Summer 66AD

    Paul in Nicopolis, Winter of 66/67AD

    Paul in Macedonia and Greece, Spring – autumn 67AD

    Paul arrested and brought to Rome, Autumn 67AD

    Paul writes 2 Timothy from prison in Rome, Autumn 67AD

    Paul beheaded by Nero in Rome, Spring 68AD

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Paul served the LORD for 33 years, down here.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Dr. Paley observes, that it was the uniform tradition of the primitive Church that St. Paul visited Rome twice, and twice there suffered imprisonment; and that at the conclusion of his second imprisonment he was put to death; and he thinks that the opinion concerning these two journeys of St. Paul is confirmed by many hints and allusions in this epistle, compared with what St. Paul has said in other epistles, which are allowed to have been written from Rome. I shall give his principal reasons:—

    “That this epistle was written while Paul was a prisoner is distinctly marked by the 8th verse of the first chapter: {2 Timothy 1:8} ‘Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner.’ And that it was written whilst he was prisoner at Rome is proved by the 16th and 17th verses of the same chapter: {2 Timothy 1:16, 17} ‘The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; but when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.’ Since it appears from the former quotation that St. Paul wrote this epistle in confinement, it will hardly admit of doubt that the word chain in the latter quotation refers to that confinement-the chain by which he was then bound, the custody in which he was then kept. And if the word chain designate the author’s confinement at the time of writing this epistle, the next words determine it to have been written from Rome: ‘He was not ashamed of my chain, but when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently.’” Dr. Macknight thinks that Paul was now a close prisoner, very different in his circumstances from his first imprisonment, in which he was permitted to dwell alone in his own hired house, and receive all that came to him, and publicly to preach the Gospel, being guarded only by a single soldier. That he was in close confinement he argues from the circumstance that when Onesiphorus came to Rome he found that Paul was no longer that well-known public character which he had been while in his first imprisonment, but being closely confined he had some difficulty to find him out; and this appears to be fully implied in the apostle’s words: spoudaioteron ezhthse me, kai eure. “He very diligently sought me out, and found me;” 2 Timothy 1:17 And, that crimes were now laid to his charge widely different from those formerly alleged against him, appears from 2 Timothy 2:9: kakopaqw mecri desmwn, wv kakourgov? “I suffer evil even to bonds as a malefactor;” plainly implying that he was not only abridged of all liberty, but was bound hands and feet in a close dungeon. And this was probably on the pretense that he was one of those Christians whom Nero accused with having set Rome on fire. Hence the word malefactor, kakourgov, which may mean here that the apostle was treated as the worst of criminals.

    That this epistle was not written during St. Paul’s first imprisonment at Rome, or during the time in which the Epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon were written, may be gathered, says Dr. Paley, with considerable evidence from a comparison of these several epistles with the present.

    I. “In the former epistles the author confidently looked forward to his liberation from confinement, and his speedy departure from Rome. He tells the Philippians, Philippians 2:24: ‘I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.’ Philemon he bids to prepare for him a lodging; ‘for I trust (says he) that through your prayers I shall be given unto you;’ Philemon 1:22. In the epistle before us he holds a language extremely different. ‘I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day;’ 2 Timothy 4:6-8.”

    Those who espouse the contrary opinion suppose that these words only express the strong apprehensions and despair of life which the apostle had when he was first imprisoned; but that afterwards, finding he was treated with kindness, he altered his language, and so strongly anticipated that he predicted his enlargement. This reflects little honor upon the apostle’s character; it shows him to be a person subject to alarms, and presaging the worst from every gloomy appearance. The whole of St. Paul’s conduct shows him to have been the reverse of what this opinion represents him.

    II. “When the former epistles were written from Rome, Timothy was with St. Paul, and is joined with him in writing to the Colossians, the Philippians, and Philemon; the present epistle implies that he was absent.

    III. “In the former epistles Demas was with St. Paul at Rome: ‘Luke the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.’ In the epistle now before us: ‘Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is gone to Thessalonica.’

    IV. “So the former epistles Mark was with St. Paul, and joins in saluting the Colossians. In the present epistle Timothy is ordered to bring him with him, ‘for he is profitable to me for the ministry;’ 2 Timothy 4:11.”

    The circumstance of Demas being with St. Paul while he wrote the former epistles, which was certainly during his first imprisonment, and of his having forsaken him when he wrote this, is a strong proof of the posterior date of this epistle; nor can the feelings of the apostle, so contradictorily expressed in this and the preceding epistles, be ever cleared (on the supposition of their relating to the same time and circumstances) from weakness and contradiction.

    Lewis Capellus has suggested the following considerations, which are still more conclusive:—

    1. “In 2 Timothy 4:20, St. Paul informs Timothy that Erastus abode at Corinth, erastov emeinen en korinqw? the form of expression (the verb being in the first aorist) implies that Erastus had stayed behind at Corinth when St. Paul left it: but this could not be meant of any journey from Corinth which St. Paul took prior to his first imprisonment at Rome; for when Paul departed from Corinth, as related in the 20th chapter of the Acts, Timothy was with him; and this was the last time the apostle left Corinth before his coming to Rome, because he left it on his way to proceed to Jerusalem soon after his arrival, at which place he was taken into custody, and continued in that custody till he was brought to Caesar’s tribunal.

    There could be no need, therefore, to inform Timothy that Erastus stayed behind at Corinth, upon this occasion; because, if the fact were so, it must have been known to Timothy, who was present as well as St. Paul.

    2. “In the same verse our epistle also states the following article: ‘Trophimus have I left at Miletus sick.’ When St. Paul passed through Miletus, on his way to Jerusalem, as related Acts 20, Trophimus was not left behind, but accompanied him to that city. He was indeed the occasion of the uproar at Jerusalem, in consequence of which St. Paul was apprehended: ‘For they had seen,’ says the historian, ‘before with him in the city, Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.’ This was evidently the last time of Paul’s being at Miletus before his first imprisonment; for, as has been said, after his apprehension at Jerusalem he remained in custody till he was sent to Rome.

    “In these two articles we have a journey referred to, which must have taken place subsequent to the conclusion of St. Luke’s history; and, of course, after St. Paul’s liberation from his first imprisonment. The epistle, therefore, which contains this reference, since it appears from other parts of it to have been written while St. Paul was a prisoner at Rome, proves that he had returned to that city again, and undergone there a second imprisonment.

    “These particulars,” adds Dr. Paley, “I have produced, not merely for the support they lend to the testimony of the fathers concerning St. Paul’s second imprisonment, but to remark their consistency and agreement with one another. They are all resolvable into one supposition, viz., that this epistle was not written during St. Paul’s first residence at Rome, but in some future imprisonment in that city. The epistle touches upon names and circumstances connected with the date and with the history of the first imprisonment, and mentioned in letters during that imprisonment; and so touches upon them as to leave what is said of one consistent with what is said of others, and consistent also with what is said of them in different epistles.”

    From the whole, there seems the fullest evidence, 1. That this epistle was not written during St. Paul’s first imprisonment at Rome. 2. That he was at Rome when he wrote this epistle. 3. That he was there a prisoner, and in such confinement as we know, from the Acts of the Apostles, he was not in during the time of his first imprisonment there. 4. That this must have been some subsequent imprisonment. 5. That as the general consent of all Christian antiquity states that St. Paul was twice imprisoned at Rome, and that from his second imprisonment he was never liberated, but was at its conclusion martyred; therefore this epistle must have been written while St. Paul was in his second imprisonment at Rome, and but a short time before his martyrdom. And as the Christian Church has generally agreed that this apostle’s martyrdom took place on the 29th of June, A. D. 66, the Second Epistle to Timothy might have been written sometime towards the end of the spring or beginning of summer of that year. It is supposed that St. Paul went from Crete to Rome, about the end of the year 65, on hearing of the persecution which Nero was then carrying on against the Christians, on pretense that they had set Rome on fire: for, as he knew that the Church must be then in great tribulation, he judged that his presence would be necessary to comfort, support, and build it up. Like a true soldier of Jesus Christ, he was ever at the post of danger; and in this case he led on the forlorn hope.


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