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November 19   - Day 323
ca 56-57 AD: A letter from Paul written in Ephesus during his 3rd mission trip
  (He didn't stay long in Ephesus on the 2nd mission trip ca 54 AD)

Scriptures: (94vs)

* 1 Corinthians 1 (31vs)   2 (20vs)   3 (13vs)   4 (18vs)

* History, commentary below
* Study Indexes: 1Corinthians
* Introductions to the book of 1Corinthians
* BOOKS on 1Corinthians,
* BIBLE DICTIONARY - as Gospel | Messiah
* Scriptural requirements of Messiah,
* Dates of NT books,
* Biography: St Paul, wikipedia
* Map of Early church travel and events
* Map of the rise and fall of Roman Empire, 753 BC-1453 AD
Who Are You?
1Corinthians 1-4

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

Scriptures: (82vs)
* 1 Corinthians 1 (31vs)   2 (20vs)   3 (13vs)   4 (18vs)  

  Acts 19:35-41 (7vs)
  The Ephesus town clerk finally got the crowd quiet after 2 hours, and skillfully persuaded them to disband.
  Acts 20:1-6 (6vs)
  Paul left Ephesus for Macedonia, then Greece (3 months). A group of disciples waited for him at Troas, with others coming from Philippi.

  1 Corinthians 1-4: No, really, does God make a difference in your life?
  This actually was a second letter to disciples at Corinth from Paul while he stayed at Ephesus read yesterday (1Cor 16:8) around 56-57 AD

  1 Corinthians 1 (31vs)
  Corinthian believers were divisive and competitive, perhaps similar to Jesus' disciples, James, John, and their mother.
  1 Corinthians 2 (16vs)
  Current believers are lead by the Holy Spirit who reveals and searches the mind of God.
  1 Corinthians 3 (23vs)
  Believing Jesus is Christ is more important than who led us to him.
  1 Corinthians 4 (21vs)
  Word or power? Talking about or doing?

"Our being called to fellowship with other believers is God's plan - quarreling over which pastor has the best buildings, the best messages, the best programs, the best training is NOT." (1Corinthians, Today's Bible Commentary)

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Map of 3rd Mission Trip - 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
  * - "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

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 for circumcision controversy (Acts 15; Gal 2:1)
* ca 52 AD - Paul's 2nd mission journey (Acts 16, 17, 18)
* ca 52 AD - Paul, Silas, Timothy spent about 18 months in Corinth (Acts 18)
* ca 56-57 AD - Paul's 3rd mission journey (Acts 18,19,20,21)
* 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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