Chronological Outline of the Life of Paul

D. Massimiliano Lorenzini

(* absolute historical date)

DATE (A.D.)  EVENT
c. 1  Birth in Tarsus (Acts 22:3)
c. 33  Conversion (Acts 9:1-19)
33-36  Stay in Damascus and Arabia (Gal. 1:17)
36  First visit to Jerusalem (Acts 9:26-29; Gal.1:18-19)
36-45  In Tarsus and Syria (Acts 9:29-30; Gal. 1:21)
44*  Death of Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20-23)
45  Call to Antioch (Acts 11:22-26)
46-48*  Judean famine (Acts 11:27-28)
46  Second visit to Jerusalem for famine relief (Acts 11:29-30; Gal. 2:1)
47  Return to Antioch and commisioning of Paul and Barnabas (Acts 12:25; 13:1-4)
47-48  First missionary journey (Acts 13:1-14:28)
48  Returned to Antioch (Acts 14:21-26)
c. 48-49?  Galatians written (from Antioch?)
49  Jerusalem council (Acts 15:1-35)
49-52  Second missionary journey (Acts 15:36-18:22)
49*  Edict of Claudius (Acts 18:2)
51  1 and 2 Thessalonians written (from Corinth)
51-52*  Gallio's reign (Acts 18:12-17)
52  Third Jerusalem visit and returned to Antioch (Acts 18:22)
53-57  Third missionary journey (Acts 18:23-21:16)
55-56  1 and 2 Corinthians written (from Ephesus and Macedonia)
57  Romans written (from Corinth)
57  Fourth (and last) visit to Jerusalem (Acts 21:17-23 :33)
57-59  Caesarean imprisonment (Acts 23:34-26:32)
58*  Ascension of Festus (Acts 25:1-22)
59-60  Journey to Rome (Acts 27:1-28:15)
60-62  Roman imprisonment (Acts 28:16-31) record of Acts ends
61  Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians written from Rome
62?  Release from imprisonment
62-66?  Fourth missionary journey possible mission to Spain
c. 63-66  1 Timothy and Titus written (from Macedonia)
66-67  Arrested and imprisoned in Rome
67  2 Timothy written (from Rome)
67  Executed under Nero

 

http://www.frontlinemin.org/chrono.asp 1/17/09