Evidence and Paul's Journeys - History, Missionary Journeys, and Life of the Apostle Paul

Evidence and Paul's Journeys

An Historical Investigation into the Travels of the Apostle Paul


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During Paul's missionary journeys, the Apostle spent more than two decades traveling in the eastern Roman empire. The record of Paul's travels, found in the Acts of the Apostles, is discovered to be astonishingly accurate when tested against the many political, social, and geographical details connected with the cities and provinces through which he passed.

Alone among books written for the general reader, Evidence and Paul's Journeys examines this historical evidence in depth. If you want to understand the history that surrounds the Apostle Paul's journeys, then this is the book for you.

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Book Details:
Author:
Jefferson White
Publisher: Parsagard Press (January 2001)
ISBN: 0970569505
Description: Paperback, 6" x 9", 168 pages, six maps, bibliography, footnotes, index.
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A Sampling of the Evidence:

Paul's Trial Before Gallio

Archeologists have discovered a first century inscription at Delphi, in central Greece, that refers to Gallio as the Roman Proconsul of Greece. The year corresponds to 52 AD, which is also the approximate date of Paul’s trial before Gallio in Corinth.

Paul's Shipwreck on Malta

Luke records that the ship drifted for fourteen days in the gale and then wrecked on the island of Malta, halfway across the Mediterranean. His account reads like a tall tale. However, the meteorological and nautical evidence demonstrates, and in a rather spectacular fashion, that these events must have occurred just as Luke records them.

Paul at Ephesus

In the ancient world, Ephesus was known both as a center of magic and as a university town. However, the city was most famous because it possessed of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the temple of the goddess Artemis, or Diana.

Erastus: City Treasurer of Corinth

During an archeological excavation of Corinth in 1929, a first century pavement was uncovered which contains the following inscription: "Erastus, Procurator and Aedile, laid this pavement at his own expense."  Was this the Erastus who was the companion of Paul?

The Riot at Lystra

According to Acts, the crowd referred to Barnabas as Zeus and Paul as Hermes. Archeological evidence reveals that this Zeus-Hermes combination was the local cult of the city of Lystra.

Felix replaced as Procurator

This passage presents an historical difficulty. According to Josephus, Felix was brought to Rome for trial, but escaped punishment because of the influence of his brother Pallas. However, according to the Roman historian Tacitus, Pallas was removed from power by the Emperor Nero in 55 AD, the year before Paul’s Judean trial. Does this call the Acts' account of Felix' return to Rome into question?

Paul's Companions at Corinth

If the eight individuals named by Paul in his letter to Rome had been listed by Luke as accompanying Paul to Jerusalem on his final journey to that city, we would strongly suspect that Luke had simply copied the names from Paul's Roman letter. However, only two names appear on both lists. In the case of one individual, Sopater, this is his only appearance in the New Testament.

 


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