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Appendix 7: Outline of the Journeys and Labors of the Apostle Paul

Appendix 7: OUTLINE OF THE JOURNEYS AND LABORS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL.

  1. Preparation.
    1. Birth and Early Life at Tarsus, Acts 21:39; Acts 22:3.
    2. Education at Jerusalem, Acts 22:3.
    3. Saul the Persecutor, Acts 8:1-3; Acts 22:4; Acts 26:11; Galatians 1:13,23; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13.
    4. The Conversion, Acts 9:3-19; Acts 22:6-16; Acts 26:12-18. (35 A.D.)
    5. Arabia, Galatians 1:17.
    6. The return to Tarsus (38-43 A.D.)
      1. Damascus, Acts 9:19-25.
      2. Jerusalem, Acts 9:26-30.
      3. Tarsus, Galatians 1:21; Acts 9:30.
  2. The First Period of Missionary Activity (44-51 A.D.)
    1. Antioch the second center of Christianity, Acts 9:19-26.
    2. Famine in Jerusalem, Relief from Antioch, Acts 11:27-12:25.
    3. The First Missionary Journey, with Barnabas; Cyprus; Antioch of Pisidia; Iconium; Lystra; Derbe; the return, Acts 13:1-14:28.
    4. The Consultation at Jerusalem, Acts 15:1-35.
  3. The Second Period of Missionary Activity (51-54 A.D.)
    1. Separation of Paul and Barnabas, Acts 15:36-40.
    2. The second Missionary Journey, with Silas; Galatia; Troas; Philippi; Thessalonica; Berea; Athens, Acts 15:41-17:34.
    3. Residence at Corinth, eighteen months, Acts 18:1-17.
    4. 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians written during this stay in Corinth (52-53 A.D.)
    5. Return to Antioch via Ephesus and Jerusalem, Acts 18:18-23.
  4. The Third Period of Missionary Activity (54-58 A.D.)
    1. Return to Ephesus from Antioch, Acts 18:23-19:1.
    2. Galatians written (c. 55 A.D.)
    3. Residence in Ephesus three years, Acts 19:1-20:1.
    4. 1 Corinthians written (57 A.D.)
    5. Journey via Troas to Macedonia, Acts 20:1,2; 2 Corinthians 2:12,13.
    6. 2 Corinthians written (57 A.D.)
    7. Second visit to Corinth, three months, Acts 20:2,3.
    8. Romans written at Corinth (57 or 58 A.D.)
    9. Return to Jerusalem via Troas, Miletus, Tyre, Caesarea, Acts 20:3-21:16.
  5. The Period of Imprisonment (58-63 A.D.)
    1. Arrest in Jerusalem, Acts 21:17-23:35. (Pentecost, 58 A.D.)
    2. Imprisonment in Caesarea, Acts 24:1-26:32. (58-60 A.D.)
    3. The Voyage to Rome, Acts 27:1-28:16.
    4. Imprisoned in Rome, Acts 28:16-31. (61-63 A.D.)
    5. Epistles of the First Roman Imprisonment; Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians (62, 63 A.D.)
  6. The Last Period; Conjectural (63-66 A.D.)
    1. Probable release; Journey to Spain (?).
    2. Ephesus, Macedonia, Crete, Troas.
    3. 1 Timothy and Titus written.
    4. Second Arrest, and return to Rome.
    5. 2 Timothy written.
    6. Martyrdom.