When did the Apostle Paul
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Next to Jesus Christ himself, the apostle Paul is arguably the most influential Christian preacher, teacher, writer, editor and trainer of pastors and evangelists in the first century A.D. The New Testament scriptures contain more information about him than Peter, John, James or anyone else except for Jesus. Paul's zeal for God and willingness to suffer trials and hardships for the sake of the gospel motivated him to do amazing things.

Paul conducted no less than five evangelistic journeys. He was the first person recorded in the Bible, in 50 A.D., to take the Gospel to Europe (Acts 16). He also wrote fourteen epistles or letters that became part of the inspired word of God, almost THREE TIMES more than the next two biggest contributors to holy writ (Moses and the apostle John each wrote five books). Amazingly, seven out of the fourteen books he wrote were produced from the early Spring of 61 to 63 A.D., a span of less than three years! His writings are considered so important that they are one of the seven major divisions of God's word (the other six being the Law, the Prophets, the Writings (Psalms), the Gospels and Acts, the seven General New Testament Epistles and the book of Revelation).

In the last few years of his life, Paul finalized (canonized) his writings for future generations and passed them on to the apostles Peter and John.

Apostle Paul's First Missionary Journey

Apostle Paul's Second Missionary Journey

Paul's FINAL Missionary Journey

How did Paul DIE?

Basic Bible Study on Paul

Date (A.D.)
Name of Book - Where did Paul write it (or them)


1Thessalonians - In Corinth, during his second missionary journey.

2Thessalonians - In Corinth, during his second missionary journey.

(Late Spring)

Galatians - In Antioch (Syria), just before the start of his third missionary journey.

(Late Winter)
1Corinthians - In Ephesus, during his third missionary journey.

(Late Summer)

2Corinthians - In Ephesus, during his third missionary journey.

Romans - In Macedonia, toward the end of his third missionary journey.

(Early Spring)

Hebrews - While traveling during his fourth missionary journey.

61 to 63
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon - He wrote all four books while in Rome as a prisoner.


1Timothy, Titus - He wrote these two books in Nicopolis, right after he was released from a prison in Rome.

2Timothy - Paul wrote his last book to his best friend Timothy, while he was a prisoner in Rome for the last time.


Jerusalem's second temple (also known as Herod's temple) is destroyed and burned to the ground by the Romans.

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