Harmony Chart

Date PRE-CONVERSION PERIOD Acts ref. Epistles ref.
1 BC TARSUS: Birth of Paul
Land route: FromTarsus to Jerusalem
Origins/Training Acts 21:39-40; 23:34; 22:2-3 2 Cor. 11:22; Rom. 11:1; Phil. 3:4-5
29 AD Andronicus and Junia(s), Paul's fellow countrymen or even relatives, become believers in Christ at or right after Pentecost. Rom. 16:7
30 AD JERUSALEM: Paul is a witness and consents to Stephen's stoning. Acts 7:54-8:1; 22:20
30-33 AD Paul is a leading figure at the persecution of the followers of "the Way" in Jerusalem Acts 8:1-4
The deacon Philip in Samaria. Acts 8:5-13
The rest of the apostles send Peter and John to Samaria. Acts 8:14-25
The deacon Philip preaches the good news to the eunuch. Acts 8:26-40
Date POST-CONVERSION PERIOD Acts ref. Epistles ref.
Land route: From Jerusalem to Damascus
33 AD Close to DAMASCUS: Paul's conversion. Acts 9:1-8; 22:1-16; 26:9-18
33 AD DAMASCUS Acts 9:9-22
Land route: From Damascus to Arabia
33-35 AD ARABIA Acts 9:23 Gal. 1:13-17
Land route: From Arabia to Damascus
35 AD DAMASCUS: Assassination plot A and escape. Acts 9:23-25 2 Cor. 11:32-33
Land route: From Damascus to Jerusalem
35 AD JERUSALEM: 1st visit. Acts 9:26-27 Gal. 1:18-20
Ministry in Jerusalem, but not in the wider area of Judea. Acts 9:28; 26:19-20
Assassination plot B. Acts 9:29
Land route: From Jerusalem to Tarsus
35-38 AD TARSUS Acts 9:30
Land route: Establishment of Paul's Syrian and Cilician Churches Gal. 1:21-24
35-38 AD Peter in Lydda and Joppa. The Cornelius incident. Acts 9:31-11:18
38 AD Establishment of the church in Antioch of Syria. Acts 11:19-21
Land route: From Tarsus to Antioch of Syria
38 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA: Barnabas brings Paul to the assembly of Antioch of Syria. Acts 11:22-26
40-46 AD Paul ministers as a teacher at the assembly.
43 AD Paul caught up into the third heaven. 2 Cor. 12:2-4
44 AD Agabus prophecy about a great famine. Acts 11:27-28
46 AD Antiochian church prepares to send aid to Jerusalem brethren through the hands of Barnabas and Paul. Acts 11:29
Land route: From Antioch of Syria to Jerusalem
46 AD JERUSALEM: 2nd visit. Acts 11:30; 12:25 Gal. 2:1-10
46 AD Paul falls into a trance in the Jerusalem Temple. Acts 22:17-21
46 AD Murder of James. Arrest and miraculous release of Peter. Death of Herod Agrippa I. Acts 12:1-24
Land route: From Jerusalem to Antioch of Syria
47 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA: Return to the base church in Antioch. Acts 12:25
47 AD Peter's visit to Antioch of Syria. Btw. Acts 12 and Acts 13 Gal. 2:11-14
47 AD Release of Barnabas and Paul unto apostolic ministry. Acts 13:1-3
Date 1st JOURNEY (OUTBOUND) Acts ref. Epistles ref.
47 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Acts 13:4
SELEUCIA Acts 13:4
Sea route: they sailed to CYPRUS Acts 13:4
SALAMIS Acts 13:5
Land route: When they had gone through the island Acts 13:6
PAPHOS Acts 13:6-12
Sea route: From Paphos to Perga Acts 13:13
PERGA IN PAMPHYLIA Acts 13:13
Land route: From Perga to Antioch of Pisidia Acts 13:14
ANTIOCH OF PISIDIA Acts 13:14-52 Gal. 4:13
Land route: From Antioch of PISIDIA to Iconium Acts 13:51
ICONIUM: Assassination plot C. Acts 14:1-5
Land route: and fled to the cities of LYCAONIA, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region Acts 14:6
Land route: From Iconium to Lystra Acts 14:6
LYSTRA: Assassination plot D. Acts 14:6-20
Land route: From Lystra to Derbe Acts 14:20
DERBE Acts 14:20-21
1st JOURNEY (INBOUND)
Land route: From Derbe to Lystra Acts 14:21-23
LYSTRA Acts 14:21-23
Land route: From Lystra to Iconium Acts 14:21-23
ICONIUM Acts 14:21-23
Land route: From Iconium to Antioch of Pisidia Acts 14:21-23
ANTIOCH OF PISIDIA Acts 14:21-23
Land route: they passed through PISIDIA and came to PAMPHYLIA Acts 14:24
PERGA Acts 14:25
ATTALIA Acts 14:25
Sea route: From Attalia to Antioch of Syria Acts 14:26
48 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Acts 14:26
1st JOURNEY ENDS
Date EVENTS BETWEEN 1st AND 2nd JOURNEY Acts ref. Epistles ref.
48 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA: Writes Galatians. Acts 14:27-15:2
Land route: through both PHOENICIA and SAMARIA Acts 15:3
JERUSALEM: 3rd visit (The council) Acts 15:4-29
Land route: From Jerusalem to Antioch of Syria Acts 15:30
ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Acts 15:30-35
Date 2nd JOURNEY Acts ref. Epistles ref.
49 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Acts 15:36-40
Land route: through SYRIA and CILICIA [from Antioch of Syria to Derbe] Acts 15:41
DERBE Acts 16:1
Land route: From Derbe to Lystra
LYSTRA Acts 16:1-3
Land route: they were passing through the CITIES [from Lystra to Apamea] Acts 16:4-5
forbidden to speak the word in ASIA [note: Apamea was the border city] Acts 16:6
Land route: through the region of PHRYGIA and GALATIA [from Apamea to Dorylaion] Acts 16:6
When they had come opposite MYSIA, they tried to go into BITHYNIA [Dorylaion] Acts 16:7
Land route: passing by MYSIA [from Dorylaion to Troas] Acts 16:8
TROAS Acts 16:8-10
Sea route: From Troas to Samothrace Acts 16:11
SAMOTHRACE Acts 16:11
Sea route: From Samothrace to Neapolis Acts 16:11
NEAPOLIS Acts 16:11
Land route: From Neapolis to Philippi
PHILIPPI Acts 16:12-40
Land route: From Philippi to Amphipolis
AMPHIPOLIS Acts 17:1
Land route: From Amphipolis to Apollonia
APOLLONIA Acts 17:1
Land route: From Apollonia to Thessalonike
THESSALONIKE Acts 17:1-9 Phil. 4:16
Land route: From Thessalonike to Berea
BEREA Acts 17:10-13
Land route: From Berea to Pydna Acts 17:14
Sea route: From Pydna to an Athens port [probably Faliron]
Land route: From Faliron to the Athens Agora
ATHENS Acts 17:15-34
Land route: From Athens to Corinth
50-52 AD CORINTH: Writes 1 & 2 Thessalonians Acts 18:1-18
Land route: From Corinth to Cenchrea
CENCHREA Acts 18:18
Sea route: From Cenchrea to Ephesus
EPHESUS Acts 18:19-21
Sea route: he set sail from EPHESUS [to Caesarea] Acts 18:21
CAESAREA Acts 18:22
Land route: From Caesarea to Jerusalem
52 AD JERUSALEM: 4th visit. Acts 18:22
Land route: From Jerusalem to Antioch of Syria
52 AD ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Acts 18:22
2nd JOURNEY ENDS