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Roman Provinces in Map

Archaia, Bithynia, Cappadocia, Cilicia,
Galatia, Galilee, Greece, Judea, Lycaonia,
Lycia, Macedonia, Mysia, Pamphylia,
Phrygia, Pisidia, Pontus, Syria, Thrace

Antioch in Syria
New Christians are helped by Barnabas and Paul in 41 A.D. (Acts 11:22, 25-26). Paul's first missionary journey begins from the city in 44 A.D. (Acts 13:4-52, 14:1-25).


1. Now when they were safe, they learned that the island was called Melita (Malta). (Acts 28:1)

15. But when it pleased God . . . 16. To reveal His own Son in me . . . I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17. Nor did I go up to Jerusalem . . . but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 18. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem (Galatians 1:15-18)


17. Now from Miletus, he (Paul) sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. (Acts 20:17)

15. Now those who were conducting Paul brought him to Athens; (Acts 17:15)


Paphos (on island of Cyprus)
6. And when they (Paul, Barnabas and Mark) had gone through the island as far as Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-jesus. (Acts 13:6)

In 38 A.D. a Gentile Roman solider named Cornelius is baptized by Peter, becoming the early church's first non-Jewish convert (Acts 10:24). Paul is tried before Roman officials in both 58 A.D. and 60 A.D. (Acts 23 - 26).


Patmos (island)
9. I, John, who am also your brother and joint partaker in the tribulation and in the kingdom and endurance of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 1:9)

In 33 A.D. Paul is converted while traveling to the city in order to arrest Christians (Acts 9:3-4).


13. Then Paul and his company sailed away from Paphos and came to Perga of Pamphylia; but John (John Mark or just Mark) departed from them and returned to Jerusalem. (Acts 13:13)

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In late 57 A.D. Paul is chased out of the city when a local silversmith organizes an effort against the apostle (Acts 19:24-26).


2. And from there we went to Philippi, which is the primary city in that part of Macedonia, and a colony. (Acts 16:12)

26. Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south, on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, which is in the desert." 27. And he arose and went. And behold, an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, one in power under Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians . . . (Acts 8:26-27)


From 61 to 63 A.D. the apostle Paul is under house arrest while he awaits his trial before Caesar.

17. Now when we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren gladly received us. 18. And on the following day, Paul went with us to see James; and all the elders were assembled. (Acts 21:17-18)


Salamis (on island of Cyprus)
The very first city the apostle Paul visits during his first missionary journey in 44 A.D. He is accompanied by John Mark and Barnabas (Acts 13:2 - 3, 5).

In 37 - 38 A.D. the apostle Peter raises Tabitha from the dead and sees a vision teaching him not to be prejudiced against Gentiles (Acts 9 - 10)


5. Then Philip went down to a city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ to them; (Acts 8:5)

In 37 - 38 A.D. Peter heals a man who had been paralyzed for eight years (Acts 9:32-34).


In 49 A.D. Paul is kept, by the Holy Spirit, from preaching the gospel in the western part of Asia Minor. (Acts 16:7 - 9)

Around 46 A.D. Paul heals a man who had been crippled all of his life (Acts 14:8-10).

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