Chronology of Events Recorded in the Book of Acts


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24 May 33 descent of the Spirit at Pentecost ___ ___
___ martyrdom of Stephen ___ end of 33
___ outreaches led by Philip ___ end of 33 and early 34
___ conversion of Saul ___ end of 34
before 40 Saul's escape from Damascus when Aretas was king (2 Cor. 11:32) ___ 36
___ Saul's subsequent visit to Jerusalem three years (by inclusive reckoning) after his conversion (Gal. 1:18) 36
___ Peter's outreach to Cornelius ___ late 30s
___ expansion of church into Syria and Cyprus ___ early 40s
___ martyrdom of James ___ 43
___ Peter's imprisonment and escape ___ near Passover (Acts 12:4), 44
44 death of Agrippa ___ ___
44-48 famine in Judea ___ ___
___ Saul's ministry after first coming to Antioch one year (Acts 11:26) 46
___ mission to provide famine relief 14 years (by inclusive reckoning) after Saul's conversion (Gal. 2:1) 47
___ first missionary journey ___ 47-48
___ Jerusalem Council ___ late 48 or early 49
___ second missionary journey ___ 49-52
___ Paul's ministry in Corinth 18 months (Acts 18:11) 50-52
July, 51
Gallio's coming to office as proconsul of Achaia ___ ___
___ Paul's return to Antioch ___ 52
___ third missionary journey after some time in Antioch (Acts 18:23) 53-58
___ Paul's tour of churches in Galatia and Phrygia (Acts 18:23) ___ 53-54
___ Paul's ministry in Ephesus three years (by inclusive reckoning; Acts 20:31) 54-56
___ Paul's tour of Macedonia and Illyricum (Rom. 15:19) ___ 56-57
___ Paul's last visit to Corinth three months (Acts 20:3) winter, 57-58
___ Paul's last journey to Jerusalem ___ 58
___ Paul's arrest in Jerusalem ___ Pentecost (Acts 20:16), 58
___ Paul's imprisonment in Caesarea two years (Acts 24:27) 58-60
59-60 transfer of power from Felix to Festus ___ 60
___ Paul's journey to Malta ___ late summer (Acts 27:9), 60
___ Paul's stay in Malta three months (Acts 28:11) winter, 60-61
___ Paul's arrival in Rome ___ early 61
___ Paul's house arrest in Rome two whole years (Acts 28:30) 61-63