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St. Paul

Born: 1000 AD
Died: 6700 AD
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10 – Born at Tarsus. At first he persecuted Christians, even taking part in the stoning of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

 

32 – Converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus when Jesus appeared to him with a bright light, speaking to him. 

 

     – Was blinded and went to Ananias in Damascus, who through the power of the Holy Spirit, healed him.

 

32-47 – Went to Arabia alone, and then returned to Tarsus before going to Antioch, Jerusalem, and then Antioch again.

 

47 – Together with Barnabas and John Mark, they started their missionary Journey from Syrian Antioch. 

 

47-48 – On Cyprus, Saul (Paul) caused Elymas the Magician to be blinded. 

 

          – The trio travel to Perga at which point John Mark left them. 

 

          – They traveled through Galatia to Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe before returning this same route back to Antioch.

 

48 – Wrote the letter to the Galatians.

 

49 – Went with Barnabas to Jerusalem for the Jerusalem Council.

 

49-53 – Went on another missionary journey, this time with Silas and Timothy who joined at Lystra.

 

          – Had a vision of a man from Macedonia calling for him to come there, so at Troas they picked up Luke and sailed to Macedonia. 

 

          – There, Paul and Silas were thrown into jail in Philippi, but the jailer was saved and Paul and Silas were released. 

 

          – Next they went to Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, and Corinth.  While in Greece, Paul wrote I and II Thessalonians. 

 

          – Returned to Antioch in 53.

 

53-58 – Went on a third missionary journey where he spends a considerable amount of time in Ephesus. 

 

          – Went throughout Macedonia and Greece, and doubled back that same route on his return. 

 

          – It is during this journey that he wrote the epistle to the Romans and I and II Corinthians. 

 

          – On his return, he met with the Ephesian elders in Miletus so as not to slow him down so he could reach Jerusalem by Pentecost.

 

58 – Arrested in Jerusalem.

 

58-62 – Taken before several rulers before he appeals to Caesar. 

 

          – On the way to Rome, the ship they were on crashed off of Malta.  There they found a new ship after three months and Paul arrived in Rome where he was kept under house arrest. 

 

          – Wrote Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon during this time.

 

62 – Released from jail. 

 

62-66 – He traveled to some locations and wrote the letters I Timothy and Titus.

 

66 – Arrested probably at Troas.  In his cell in Rome he wrote II Timothy.

 

67 – Condemned and executed, he was beheaded just outside of city wall, near to Ostian Gate at Salvian Springs.