Bible notes - New Testament
#12 - 44 to 58 A.D.
The starting point for Apostle Paul's first three missionary journeys is in Antioch in Syria. The Bible states He ends his first two journeys in the city as well, finishing his third evangelistic travels in Jerusalem.
Paul, during his travels, will visit and evangelize places such as Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, Ephesus, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Corinth, Athens and others. He will visit such Roman Provinces as Syria, Cilicia, Galatia, Lycia, Asia, Macedonia, Achaia, Judea and others. During his first three journeys, he will write the Bible books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians and the book of Romans.
Paul evangelistic campaigns that center on the Aegean Sea region, especially the area where he first preached the gospel in Europe, were his most successful.
#13 - 60 to 63 A.D.
What is considered Paul's fourth missionary journey begins in 60 A.D. He is sent, from Caesarea to Rome, to defend himself against accusations made by Jewish leaders who hate him. Paul is tried before Caesar in 63 A.D. and is acquitted of all charges.
Paul, during his fourth journey, writes the book of Hebrews. Ironically, he experiences the most prolific writing period of anyone in Scripture by penning Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon while holed up in a Roman prison!
#14 - 63 to 67 A.D.
Paul, after his trial and acquittal in Rome, embarks on what would be his fifth and final evangelistic journey. He first travels to the Island of Crete, then to Nicopolis, then sails to preach the gospel in Spain and (quite possibly) Britain.
#15 - 67 to 68 A.D.
Paul, in 67 A.D., is back in Rome as a prisoner for a second time. He is treated significantly worse than his first imprisonment as he waits for his trial before Emperor Nero. He writes his last, and perhaps most personal, letter known as 2Timothy. He dies a martyr, at the hands of the Romans, in May or June of 68 A.D.
#16 - 95 to 96 A.D.
The Apostle John, in 95 - 96 A.D., sees and records divine visions given to him while he is on the island of Patmos. John is banished to the island, under Roman Emperor Domitian, "because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:9, HBFV). John will write the last Bible book, Revelation, while on Patmos.
#17 - 96 to 100 A.D.
The Apostle John is released from the island of Patmos after Domitian dies in September 96. He then travels back home to Ephesus, where he finalizes and canonizes the writings we call the New Testament. He dies around 100 A.D.