Monday, March 19, 2012 7:24 AM

Outline of the Life of Paul

Monday, March 19, 2012 7:24 AM
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:24 AM

I. Paul’s Early Life to His First Missionary Journey

Conversion, 36 A. D.

In Damascus and Arabia, 37–39 A. D.

Escape from Damascus. First Visit to Jerusalem, 39 A. D.

In Tarsus and the Regions of Syria and Cilicia, 39–43 A. D., 4 or 5 years.

A year in Antioch with Barnabas, 44 A. D.

Second Journey to Jerusalem with Alms, 45 A. D.

        II.    First Missionary Journey, 45–47 A. D., 2 years.

In Antioch “a long time,” 48–49 A. D., 2 years

      III.    Third Visit to Jerusalem. The Council, 50 A. D.

      IV.    Second Missionary Journey, 51–54 A. D., 3 years

1 Thessalonians written at Corinth, 52 A. D.

2 Thessalonians written at Corinth, 53 A. D.

Fourth Visit to Jerusalem

        V.    Third Missionary Journey, 54–58 A. D., 4 years

1 Corinthians written at Ephesus, Spring of 57 A. D.

2 Corinthians written in Macedonia, Autumn of 57 A. D.

Galatians written at Corinth, Winter of 57 A. D.

Romans written at Corinth, Spring of 58 A. D.

      VI.    Fifth Visit to Jerusalem. Paul seized in the Temple, 58 A. D.

     VII.    Imprisonment at Cæsarea, 58–60 A. D., 2 years

   VIII.    Journey to Rome, 60 (Autumn)–61 (Spring) A. D.

      IX.    First Roman Captivity, 61–63 A. D., 2 years

Philemon written 61 or 62 A. D.

Colossians written 61 or 62 A. D.

Ephesians written 61 or 62 A. D.

Philippians written 63 A. D.

        X.    Between the First and Second Roman Captivities, 63–67 A. D., 4 or 5 years

1 Timothy written in Macedonia, 67 A. D.

Titus written at Ephesus, 67 A. D.

      XI.    The Second Roman Captivity, 68 A. D.

2 Timothy written at Rome, 68 A. D.

Paul’s Death, 68 A. D.[1]


[1] Goodwin, F. J. (1951). A harmony and commentary of the life of St. Paul according to the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles. (7–8). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

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