Bible Introduction--Acts Summary

Summary Sheet for the Book of Acts
[includes post-Acts timelines and general information about the Pauline and General Epistles]
developed by Bob Young

Note: Acts has an internal summary in 1:8--Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, all the earth

Church Era (Acts 1-12)
[PETER is dominant apostle]

Beginnings (Acts 1-2) 30 A.D.

Growth (Acts 3-6:7)
(Summary #1 6:7, Jerusalem work summarized)

Persecution (Acts 6:8-8:4)
Dispersion demands departure from Jerusalem


(Summary #3 12:24, Eastern Mediterranean work summarized)

Missions Era (Acts 13-28)
[PAUL is dominant apostle]

First Journey (13-14), to Cyprus, Galatia, Asia Minor
Galatians--------[48 A.D.?]
Jerusalem Conference (15) [49 A.D.]

Second Journey (16-18), to Asia Minor
(Summary #4 16:5, Asia Minor work summarized))
PAUL in Troas, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Acts 16-17
1 Thessalonians--------[50 A.D.]
2 Thessalonians--------[??]
PAUL in Corinth, 18
PAUL to Ephesus and Jerusalem, 18 [A.D. 52]

Third Journey (19-21:17)
PAUL in Ephesus, 19 [A.D. 52-55]
1 Corinthians--------[55-56 A.D.]
PAUL visits Macedonia, Illyricum, Achaia [A.D. 55-57]
2 Corinthians--------[56 A.D.?]
Romans--------[57 A.D.]
(Summary #5 19:20, work in Achaia and Macedonia summarized))
PAUL travels to Jerusalem, [A.D. 57]

Journey to Rome (21:18-28:31)
PAUL imprisoned in Caeasarea [A.D. 57-59]
PAUL begins voyage to Rome [A.D. 59]
PAUL arrives in Rome [A.D. 60]
PAUL writes "Prison Epistles"? [A.D. 60-62]
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
(Summary #6 28:31, final summary, work continues "unhindered")

PAUL visits Spain ?? [A.D. 65ff]

PAUL writes "Pastoral Epistles"
1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy

Death of Paul [A.D. 66?]

The Bible student should be familiar with the following map locations:
Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Galatia, Asia Minor, Antioch of Syria, Antioch of Pisidia, Cyprus, Ephesus, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Corinth, Athens, Troas, Macedonia, Achaia, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, seven churches

Paul's letters and general themes

General Epistles

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Last updated July 21, 2014