Jesus Death, Resurrection, Ascension

    Day of Pentecost in Acts 2




    Peter heals crippled man in temple (Ac.3)

    Peter and John arrested by Sanhedrin (Ac.2)




    Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus (Barnabus)
sells a field (Ac.4:36)

    Ananias and Sapphira Die

    The Jerusalem church meets by the temple
in Solomonís Colonnade (Porch) (Ac.5:12)

    Apostles perform many miracles

    Apostles arrested but released by angel




    Seven deacons chosen (Ac. 6)

    Church is growing rapidly (Ac.6:7)

    A large number of priests believe (Ac.6:7)




    Saul arrives in Jerusalem

    Stephen debates Jews coming from Cyrene,
Cilicia (ie. Saul), Alexandria (Ac.6:9)

    Stephen arrested by Sandhedrin (Ac.6:12)

    Stephen stoned (Ac.7:59)

    Saul persecutes the church in Jerusalem

    Philip goes to Samaria (Ac.8:4)

    Philip meets Ethiopian Treasurer (Ac.8:26)




    Saul converted on road to Damascus (Ac.9)

    Saul is in Damascus

    Saul leaves for Arabia (Gal.1:17)




    Saul is in Arabia




    Saul is in Arabia


Caligula is emperor


    Saul returns to preach in Damascus

    Saulís life is threatened (Ac.9:23)

    Saul escapes to Jerusalem

    Barnabus introduces Saul to disciples

    Saul stays with Peter 15 days (Gal.1:18-19)

    Saul debates Grecian Jews (Ac.9:29)

    Saul flees to Tarsus in Cilicia (Ac.9:29,30)




    Saul preaches in Cilicia and Syria for
five years (Gal.1:21)

    Persecution has ceased in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem church continues to grow

    Peter travels Judean Countryside (Ac.9:32)

    Peter heals Aeneas in Lydda (Ac.9:33)

    Peter raises Tabitha in Joppa (Ac.9:36)

    Peter called to Caesarea by Cornelius (A.10)




    Peter has to defend having preached in a
Gentile house to the church leaders in
Jerusalem. (Ac.11)

    Missionaries from Cyrene in North Africa
come to Antioch in Syria and preach to
the Gentiles (Ac.11:20)

    Saul is preaching in Cilicia and Syria


Emperor Caligula marches to the English Channel to invade Britain then orders his Roman troops to collect sea shells


    Saul is preaching in Cilicia and Syria

    Jerusalem expands the city walls which places
the site of the crucifixion inside the city


Caligula assassinated; Claudius is emperor


    Saul is preaching in Cilicia and Syria

    Barnabus is sent to visit the church in
Antioch by the Jerusalem church (Ac.11:22)




    Saul is preaching in Cilicia and Syria
Barnabus leaves Antioch to look for Saul
in Tarsus (Ac.11:25)

    Barnabus brings Saul back to teach in the
church in Antioch in Syria (Ac.11:26)

    Saul teaches in Antioch for a year (Ac.11:26)

    Believers are called ďChristiansĒ


Rome invades Britain


    Agabus, a prophet from Jerusalem,
visitsAntioch church

    Antioch church sends Paul and Barnabus
to Jerusalem with an offering (11:29,30)

    James is beheaded by Herod Agrippa I

    Peter is arrested but an angel releases him

    Herod Agripp I dies in Caesarea (12:18)


Agrippa I



    Paul and Barnabus return to Antioch

    John Mark leaves Jerusalem to go
to Antioch with Paul and Barnabus

James writes
from Jerusalem




        Paul and Barnabus leave for
first missionary journey




        Peter has come to Antioch in Syria

        Paul travels in Galatia to Antioch in
Pisida, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe

        James sends Jews from Jerusalem
to Antioch (Gal.2:12)

        Judaizers confuse the Antioch church




        Paul returns through the same cities
and sails back to Antioch

        Peter and Barnabus are led astray by
Judaizers from Jerusalem (G.2:13)

        Paul opposes Peter and the Judaizers

        To resolve the conflict of Judaism &
Christianity the Jerusalem Council
is held (Acts 15 ; Gal.2:1-10)

        Paul goes to Jerusalem Council

        Judas and Silas are chosen by the
apostles to return to Jerusalem
Paul and Barnabus (Ac.15:22)




        Paul teaches in Antioch

        Paul writes to the Galatians against the
Judaizers who have gone there

        Paul and Barnabus argue and separate

        Paul leaves on second missionary
journey through Galatia to Troas

Paul writes
Galatians from

Antioch in Syria

Roman historian Suetonius (70-122) records that Emperor Claudius expelled Jews from Rome.He wrote that Claudius ďexpelled the Jews from Rome since they rioted constantly at the instigation of Chrestus (or, Christ)Ē


        In Troas (ancient Troy), Paul sees a
vision of a Macedonian man

        Paul goes to Macedonia

        Paul in prison in Philippi (Ac.16:11-40)

        Paul preaches in Thessalonica, starts
a church and a riot (Ac.17:1-9)

        Paul goes to Berea but flees to Athens

        Paul arrives in Athens alone, preaches
in the streets, is invited to present
at the Areopagus in Athens (17:19)

        In the fall, Paul goes to Corinth alone
without money and gets a job (18:1-4)


Matthew writes his
gospel of




Rome adopts the 7 day work week and names the days after the 7 known planets


Rome founds the city of
(or, London) in Britian


        Silas and Timothy bring an offering
and a letter from Macedonia (18:5)

        Paul responds to Thessolonians with a
a letter, First Thessalonians

        Paul stays in Corinth, starts Corinthian
church,appears before Gallio (18:12)

Paul writes
First Thessalonians

from Corinth


Gallio is proconsul of Achaia 51-52


        Paul writes Second Thessalonians in
response to questions from

        Paul leaves Corinth in the spring
and sails for Ephesus.

        Paul reasoned in the synagogue and left
Aquila and Priscilla in Ephesus (18:19)

        Paul sails to Jerusalem, greets the church
there and returns to Antioch, Syria

Paul writes
Second Thessalonians
from Corinth



        Paul spends time in Antioch.

        Paul begins third missionary journey traveling
through Galatia and Phrygia

        In Ephesus, Aquila and Priscilla explain the
gospel to Apollos (18:24-26)

        Apollos goes to Corinth (18:27)

        Paul arrives in Ephesus

        Paul stays in Ephesus for three years

        Paul teaches daily the lecture hall of Tyrannus
for two years. (19:9)




        Paul is in Ephesus all year

        Paul sends Timothy into Macedonia (Acts 19:22)


Nero, age 16, is emperor


        Paul writes the Corinthians his first of four letters
(not 1 Corinthians) mentioned in 1 Co.5:9.In this
letter Paul instructs them to collect money for the
Jerusalem saints. (1 Cor.16:1) An offering for the Jerusalem believers is started and in year Paul will speak of this offering in his letter called Second Corinthians (2 Co.8:10)

        A delegation from the Corinthian church arrives in Ephesus with problems and questions.

        Paul writes First Corinthians in Ephesus and sends it to Corinth.(This is his second letter to Corinth.)

        Paul follows this letter with a quick visit directly
across the Aegean Sea from Ephesus to
Corinth and back. (2 Cor. 2:1)This would
have been his second visit to Corinth
(2 Cor.12:14; 13:1,2)

        Paul writes a third letter (which we do not have) in
Ephesus and sends it to Corinth. (2 Cor.2:3,4; 7:8,9,12) Titus carries this letter and stays to fix the church. (2 Cor.7:15,13,14)

Paul writes

from Ephesus









        In the fall Paul leaves Ephesus for Corinth and goes
through Troas and into Macedonia

        While Paul is traveling through Macedonia he
meets Titus who has left Corinth to return
to Ephesus (2 Cor.7:5,6)

        In Macedonia Paul writes his fourth letter
to the Corinthians known as
Second Corinthians (2 Co.2:13;7:5)

        Titus and Luke are sent back to Corinth with
the letter Second Corinthians
(2 Cor.8:17,18)

        Paul follows them into Corinth to spend the winter in

Paul writes




        In the spring, Paul writes to the Roman church from Corinth and sends the letter of Romans with a delegation of people led by Phoebe to Rome. (Rom.16:1)

        Paul plans to sail to Syria from Cenchea but the Jews planned to kill him so he went by land up through Macedonia and down past Ephesus (Acts 20:3-6)

        Paul arrives in Jerusalem (Acts 21:17)

        Paul is arrested at the temple (Acts 21:27)

        Paul is placed in prison in Jerusalem at Fort Antonia (21:37;22:24)and appears before the Sanhedrin (22:30)

        Jews plan to kill Paul so Paul is transferred to Caesarea (Acts 23:23)

        Paul is in prison in Caesarea for two years (Acts 24:27)

        Paul appears before Felix (Acts 24)

Paul writes
from Corinth



        Paul in prison in Caesarea




        Paul in prison in Caesarea

        Paul appears before Festus and King Herod Agrippa II (Acts 25,26)

        Paul appeals to Caesar in Rome (25:11) so Paul is sent to Rome by Festus (25:12) and Agrippa (26:32)

        In an attempt to beat the coming winter a ship of prisoners leaves for Rome (Acts 27)

        Paul advised the commanding centurion, Julius, to harbor at Fair Havens on Crete but they decided to go onto Phoenix.The ship was blown off course out into the Mediterranean Sea and crashed near Malta. (Acts 27:9-28:10)




        Paul arrives in Rome and is allowed to live by himself with a Roman soldier to guard him (Acts 28:16

Paul writes
from Roman



        Paul continues in Rome under house arrest.

Paul writes
from Roman



        Paul continues in Rome under house arrest

        Peter comes to Rome and writes First Peter



        Paul is released from Roman imprisonment.

        Paul either leaves for Spain or first visits Philippi and Corinth along with other churches in Achaia and Macedonia.



        Paul writes Timothy a letter.Timothy is in Ephesus and Paul may have written it from Macedonia.


        Paul leaves for Spain

Paul writes


from Roman


Peter writes
First Peter
from Rome


Paul writes
First Timothy
from Macedonia



        James, the Lordís brother, is martyred in

        Paul is in Spain




        Paul is in Spain

        Peter writes Second Peter from Rome

        Peter is martyred in Rome

        Paul returns from Spain to Crete.

        Paul leaves Titus at Crete (Titus 1:5)

        Paul goes to Corinth and writes Titus
the epistle called Titus

        Paul spends the winter in Neapolis
(Titus 3:12)

Peter writes
Second Peter
from Rome


Paul writes
from Corinth


Rome is burnt; citizens believe by Nero


Rome begins its first persecution of Christians


Herodís temple in Jerusalem is completed.Began in 20 BC.


        Paul travels through Macedonia and Asia




        Paul probably spends time in Colosse,
Ephesus, Miletus


Jews revolt against Rome in Judea; led by the Zealots who drive Rome from Jerusalem


        Paul leaves Asia for Macedonia but is
arrested in Troas and taken to Rome

        While in prison in Rome Paul writes to
Timothy in Ephesus the letter
called Second Timothy

        Paul is possibly executed by Nero
in the fall or in the spring of 68

Paul writes

from Roman


Rome is at
war with


Galilee is conquered 37,000 Jews taken to stadium in Tiberias


Nero enters Olympics and is declared the winner in every event he enters


        Paul is executed by Nero on the Ostian Way
or the road from Rome to Ostia.

        The book of Hebrews is written by an
unknown author.

The book of
is written by an
unknown author from an unknown

(Possibly Barnabus
or Apollos from Corinth or Ephesus)


Essenes hide their scrolls in caves near Dead Sea to save them from the Romans


Nero commits suicide


Galba is emperor


        Ignatius (35-110) becomes bishop in
Antioch, Syria.Knew Peter and Paul.


Otho and Vitellius are emperors


General Vespasian proclaimed emperor


        July 1, Titus assaults Jerusalemís walls
battering rams

        August 8, Fort Antonia is destroyed

        August 29, Romeís 10th Legion burns the
temple in Jerusalem after a
nine-month siege of the city

        Josephus records that Rome took 50 tons
of gold and silver from Jerusalem


Titus conquerors Jerusalem


        Emperor Vespasian and his son General
Titus enter Rome and parade through
the streets with the plundered treasure
from Jerusalem.

        The Jerusalem gold is used to finance the
building of the Colosseum in Rome.The
Colosseum will open in 80 AD










Masada Falls to Rome


        Polycarp (69-155) is bishop of the church
in Smyrna.

John writes the gospel of

in Ephesus


John writes

1, 2, 3 John

in Ephesus



        Clement (30?-100) is bishop of the church in

        Clement worked along side of Paul
around 57-62 AD (Phil.4:3)




        John sent to the Isle of Patmos by Emperor




        John on the Isle of Patmos

        Papias (60-135) is bishop of Hierapolis in Asia




        John receives the book of Revelation while
on the Isle of Patmos and sends it to the
seven churches of Asia

        Domitian dies and the new emperor, Nerva,
releases Domitianís political enemies

        John is released from Patmos and returns
to Ephesus


John writes


on Patmos

On September 18, 96 AD
Domitian is assassinated by his political
enemies in the senate.

Nerva is emperor


        Clement, bishop of Rome, writes an epistle to
the church of Corinth, First Clement




        The last apostle of Jesus, John, dies of
natural causes in Ephesus


Tajan is emperor from

Jan.28, 98 -
Aug. 9, 117