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November 18   - Day 322
ca 54-56 AD: After some time at the Antioch (Syria) church, Paul's group began a 3rd mission trip
Scriptures: (80vs)
* Acts 18:23 (1vs)   * 19:1-41 (41vs)

* Study Indexes: Acts
* Introductions to the book of Acts
* BOOKS on Acts, Amazon.com
* BIBLE DICTIONARY - as Gospel | Messiah
* Scriptural requirements of Messiah, MessiahRevealed.org
* MAPS * OUTLINE BIBLE * TIMELINES of New Testament
* Dates of NT books, BibleStudy.org
* Biography: St Paul, wikipedia
* Map of Early church travel and events
* Map of the rise and fall of Roman Empire, 753 BC- 1453 AD
Commentary:
Receive the Holy Spirit
Acts 18:24-20:38

Local History: * The Roman Empire and Israel [Judea]
* Timelines of events of the apostles and of the reigns of emporers of Rome
* Rulers of Rome and Israel when Jesus was crucified

Scriptures: (80vs)
* Acts 18:23 (1vs)   * 19:1-41 (41vs)   * 20:1-38 (38vs)


  3rd Tour: ca 56-57 AD - Paul's group stayed in Ephesus just over 2 years

  Acts 18:23 (1vs) - Beginning of Mission Trip #3
Antioch of Syria: Paul's third mission trip began by going to Galatia and Phrygia churches.

  Acts 19:1-7 (7vs)
Corinth:   Apollos was teaching the church at Corinth
Ephesus:   Paul talked with 12 local disciples who had never heard of the Holy Spirit, and explained the difference between water baptism of John for repentance, and spirit baptism for belief in Jesus. They were baptised into the name of Jesus, and soon there was the evidence they had received the Holy Spirit.
  Acts 19:8-20 (13vs)
  For 3 months in the synagogue at Ephesus, Paul reasoned and persuaded the Jews about the Kingdom of God. When some Jews rejected the Way, Paul and the disciples reasoned daily in the school of Tyrannus for 2 years. Both Jews and Greeks could hear of Jesus' way there, and miracles confirmed the word. News even came about what happened when Jewish exhorcists tried to use Jesus' name without believing or knowing him. Believers denounced the magical arts they had done, and they publicly burned their own books together. Interest and belief in the word grew.
* From Ephesis, Paul likely wrote the teaching letter called 1 Corinthians (next page)
  Acts 19:21-22 (2vs) Paul was still teaching in Ephesus
  Through the Spirit, Paul planned to go on through Macedonia and Achaia, and sent Timothy and Erastus ahead of him there. After Achaia he planned to go to Jerusalem, and to Rome.
  Acts 19:23-34 (12vs)
  Demetrius, a silversmith of Ephesus, saw Paul as a threat to all silversmiths who made their living selling silver idols. He call a meeting of fellow craftsmen and pointed out Paul's threat to the idol goddess Artemis who was widely worshipped. The riot that followed led to the theater where Paul would teach, but disciples prevented him from speaking.
  Acts 19:35-41 (7vs)
  The Ephesus town clerk finally got the crowd quiet after 2 hours, and skillfully persuaded them to disband.


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Map of 3rd Mission Tour - click to enlarge


Local HISTORY charts:
History of the Dispersed Jews from Judea area around Jerusalem:
  * Diaspora, wikipedia * Dispersed Jews of Africa and Asia et al
  * FAQ.org - "After being conquered and dispersed by the Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks, Judea again became independent under the Hasmonean Jewish Kingdom from 165 to 63 B.CE."

Roman Empire citizens begin to hear about the Messiah in Israel

TIMELINE:
Approximate dates of various events of the apostles

* NT Introduction and The Book of Acts, Baruch Smith

* ca 30 AD - Jesus was crucified in Judea just outside of Jerusalem
* ca 30 AD - Witnesses saw Jesus alive, resurrected in Judea
* ca 32 AD - Stephen preached and was stoned
* ca 32-36 AD - Jesus converted Saul (aka Paul) on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-31, 22:1-22, and 26:9-24)
* ca 44-46 AD - Paul's 1st missionary journey (Acts 13-14)
* ca 49 or 50 AD - Jerusalem Conference (Acts 15,16; Gal 2:1)
* ca 52 AD - Paul's 2nd mission journey (Acts 15-18)
* ca 56-57 AD - Paul's 3rd mission journey (Acts 18-21)
* more

Roman Empire - secular dates of reign list of the Emperors of Rome

* Map of the rise and fall of Roman Empire, 753 BC-1453 AD

REIGNED: 81-96 AD - Caesar Domitian, emperor of the Roman Empire for ca 15 years. Ending the Flavian dynasty, he was assassinated.
REIGNED: 79-81 AD - Caesar Titus, emperor of the Roman Empire for ca 2 years, dying of a fever.
79 AD: Mt Vesuvius erupted, following a disasterous earthquake around Pompeii in 62 AD.
REIGNED: 69-79 AD - Caesar Vespasian, emperor of the Roman Empire for about 10 years. Having been a military leader, he conquered Britain in 43 AD, was at the Judea Rebellion (66-73), and was reigning when Jerusalem fell (70AD). Construction on the Colosseum (ca 71-80 AD) began during his reign.
REIGNED: 69 AD - Caesar Vitellius, emperor of the Roman Empire for 8 months.
REIGNED: 69 AD - Caesar Otho, emperor of the Roman Empire for 3 months.
REIGNED: 68-69 AD - Caesar Galba, emperor of the Roman Empire
REIGNED: 56-68 AD - Caesar Nero, emperor of the Roman Empire ruled during the great fire of Rome (64AD). The Judea Rebellion began (66 AD) during his reign. He committed suicide rather than be assasinated, aged 30.
REIGNED: 41-56 AD - Caesar Claudius, emperor of the Roman Empire conquered Britain, Judea, Phamphylia, Lycia.
Aquila and Priscilla moved to Corinth because Claudius exiled all Jews from Rome.
REIGNED: 37-41 AD - Caesar Caligula, emperor of the Roman Empire
REIGNED: 14-37 AD - Caesar Tiberius, emperor of the Roman Empire
REIGNED: 27 BC - 14 AD - Caesar Augustus, emperor of the Roman Empire, ordered a census of the entire empire ca 6-4 BC; Luke 2:1.


Rulers of Rome and Israel when Jesus was crucified


Harmony reading 4: Jesus was crucified in Judea (Nov 4)

DATE: ca 30 AD - around the age of 33, Jesus was crucified after being tried by Pontius Pilate and High Priest Annas
DATE: ca 6 AD - Annas High Priest officially from 6-15 AD, but who lived until assasinated in 66 AD
DATE: ca 14-37 AD - Tiberius Caesar, Emperor of the Roman Empire, began his reign
DATE: ca 18-36 AD - Caiaphas High Priest from 18-36 AD (John 18:13 - son-in-law of Annas)
DATE: ca 4 BC-34 AD - Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, son of Herod the Great, died
DATE: ca 26-36 AD - after ruling about 10 years, Pontius Pilate was exiled to Gaul, perhaps by the cruel and insane Caligula who ruled Rome from 3741 AD
DATE: ca 37 AD - Tiberius, Emperor of the Roman Empire, died and was followed by Caligula (AD 3741) who claimed divinity
DATE: ca 39 AD - Tetrarch Herod Antipas was exiled from Galilee and Perea by his nephew Agrippa I who took over Galilee and Perea

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