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Paul’s Journeys and the Early Centers of Christianity

Relief map and outline depict the early centers of Christianity and the travels of the Apostle Paul (Acts 13–28).

Paul’s Journeys and the Early Centers of Christianity includes a relief map supplemented by an outline listing Paul’s travels.


  • Map is 7.08 x 4.67, landscape; outline is 4.67 x 7.08, portrait (i.e., will fit back-to-back in 5×8 slip)
  • Centers: Jerusalem, Antioch, Ephesus, Corinth, Rome, and Alexandria
  • Paul’s three missionary journeys each begin from Antioch in Syria.
  • Route of the first journey and its base city — Antioch
  • Route of the second journey and its base city — Corinth
  • Route of the third journey and its base city — Ephesus
  • Journey from Caesarea to Malta to Rome


Some details (e.g., writing of epistles) are not recorded in Acts and do not appear in the PDF version (below).

  • The first journey (13.1–14.28; c. 47–48 CE)
    • Syria: Antioch, Port of Seleucia
    • Cyprus: Salamis, Paphos
    • Pamphylia: Perga
    • Pisidia: Antioch
    • Galatia: Iconium, Lystra, Derbe; Lystra, Iconium
    • Pisidia: Antioch
    • Pamphylia: Perga, Port of Attalia
    • Syria: Antioch — Paul writes Galatians — Paul attends the council in Jerusalem (15.1-35; c. 48 CE)
    • Syria: Antioch
    • Phoenicia, Samaria
    • Judea: Jerusalem
    • Syria: Antioch
  • The second journey (15.36–18.22; c. 49–51 CE)  
    • Syria: Antioch
    • Cilicia
    • Galatia: Derbe, Lystra, Iconium
    • Phrygia, Galatia (not Asia), Mysia (not Bithynia)
    • Port of Troas, Island of Samothrace, Port of Neapolis
    • Macedonia: Philippi, Amphipolis, Apollonia, Thessalonica, Berea
    • Achaia: Athens, Corinth (c. 18 months; his first visit) — Paul writes First Thessalonians, Second Thessalonians.
    • Port of Cenchrea, Ephesus, Port of Caesarea, Jerusalem
    • Syria: Antioch
  • The third journey (18.23–21.26; c. 52–57 CE)  
    • Syria: Antioch
    • Galatia, Phrygia
    • Asia: Ephesus (c. 2+ years) — Paul writes the lost letter referred to in 1Co 5.9. — Paul writes First Corinthians from Ephesus — Paul makes the hasty, “painful” visit to Corinth referred to in 2Co 2.1 (his second visit). — Without going to Corinth, Paul visits Macedonia to collect for the poor and then returns to Ephesus. — Paul writes Second Corinthians from Ephesus
    • Through Macedonia to Achaia: Corinth (for winter; the “third visit” of 2Co 12.14; 13.1) — Paul writes Romans from Corinth.
    • Macedonia: Philippi
    • Troas, Assos, Mitylene, Kios, Miletus (farewell to Ephesians)
    • Cos, Rhodes, Patara
    • Tyre, Ptolemais, Caesarea
    • Judea: Jerusalem (Temple)
  • The road to Rome (21.27–28.31; c. 57–62 CE)  
    • Judea: Jerusalem (Temple), Caesarea (imprisonment; c. 2 years)
    • Sidon, Myra, Cnidus, Fair Havens, Malta (shipwrecked), Syracuse (c. 1 year)
    • Italia: Rhegium, Puteoli, Rome (house arrest; c. 2+ years) — Paul writes Colossians–Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians from Roman house arrest.

PDF version:


Note the PDF’s relatively large, 5 mb, download size.

PDF ver. 2014-03-01
1 p. 7.08 x 4.67, 4.67 x 7.08″ 5 mb (larger size)

PDF version history:
2014-03-01: Updated SKU
2008-09-05: New base relief map style
c. 2008: New release

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