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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.

Additional study:
Paul's birth to first journey timeline
Location of churches in New Testament

#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!

Additional study:
Map of Paul's fourth missionary journey
What was the apostle's thorn in the flesh?

#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.

Additional study:
When did Paul write his books?
Map of Paul's final missionary journey

#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.

Additional study:
Apostle Paul Bible Study
Were Paul and Timothy good friends?

#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.

Additional study:
What is the armor of God?

#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.

Additional study:
Why is tribe of Dan not in Revelation?
What is the key to Revelation?

Flow of Bible History
in the Old Testament

History of the Bible
Who wrote the Bible?
The original order of Biblical books!
Who preserved the Old Testament text?
Why are there so many Bibles?
Which books were rejected for the Bible?

Appointed Times of Jesus the Messiah
Holy Bible, a Faithful Version, page 57
Life and Epistles of Paul by Conybeare and Howson
Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings

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