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Acts Timeline

A Chronology of the Biblical book of Acts

Scott Cove

on 8 October 2013

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AD 30:
In This Time:
The Holy Spirit comes to the Believers. (See Acts 2:1-41)
AD 30: Pentecost.
The Church is Founded in Jerusalem. (Acts 2:40-47)
AD 30:
Stephen is Martyred (Acts 6:8-7:60)
AD 34:
AD 34:
Conversion of Saul of Tarsus on the Damascus Road (Acts 9)
The Church in Antioch is formed.
The first recorded use of the term "Christian"
(Acts 11:26)
AD 40:
The Apostle James is Beheaded by Herod (Acts 12:25)
AD 44
Famine Relief sent to Jerusalem from the Church of Antioch (Acts 11:27-30)
AD 45:
Paul's first Missionary Journey (Acts 11:27-30)
AD 47:
The first church council is held in Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-30)
AD 48:
AD 50-53:
Pauls Second missionary journey (Acts 15:36-41)
Paul Returns to Antioch for a short period.
Pauls third missionary journey (Acts 18:23-21:17)
AD 53-57:
The Story Continues...
Click next for Bibliography.
House, H. Wayne. Chronological and Background Charts of the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981)

Peterson, Susan Lynn. Timeline Charts of the Western Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999)

Stott, John. BST: The Message of Acts (Leicester: IVP, 2002)

Hoehner, H. W. 'Chronology of the New Testament' in New Bible Dictionary Third Edition (ed. I.H. Marshall, A.R. Millard, J.I. Packer & D.J. Wiseman; Leicester: IVP, 1997), 193-199

Farrar, F.W. The Life and work of St. Paul (New York: Dutton, 1879). Electronic copy used.

Johnson, B. W. "Chronology of Acts and the Epistles," on Blue Letter Bible. http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/pnt/pnt02.cfm (1 Apr 2002. Last viewed: 29 Jul 2012.)

Just, Felix. "Rulers in Israel during the Roman Era" on Electronic New Testament Educational Resources. http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/History-RomanEra.htm (Last Viewed 29 July 2012).
Click again for overview.
The Book of Acts is Written
AD 63:
Paul Arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 21:26-22:29)
AD 58:
Paul imprisoned in Caesarea (Acts 23:23-24:37)
AD 58-60:
Paul Tried before Festus and Agrippa (Acts 25:6-26:32)
AD 59:
Paul appeals to Nero and travels to Rome (Acts 26:32-28:10)
AD 60:
Pauls Roman Imprisonment (Acts 28:11-31)
AD 60-63:
In this time:
Caligula was emperor of Rome (AD 37-41)
Marcellus (AD36-38)
and Marullus (AD38-41)

Were rulers over Judea
and Samaria.
Herod Agrippa I was ruler over the Northern territories (AD37-41)
Theophilus, son of Annas (AD-37-41)
was Jewish High Priest.
Tiberius (AD14-37) was Roman Emperor
Pontius Pilot (AD26-36)
was ruler over Judea and Samaria
Herod Philip was Tetrarch of the Northeastern Regions (4BC - AD34)
Joseph Caiaphas (AD18-36) and Jonathan, son of Annas (AD36-37) were Jewish High Priests.
AD 51:
1 Thessalonians is written
In this Time:
Claudius was Roman Emperor (AD41-54)
Herod Agrippa I became King over all Israel (AD41-44)
He was then Succeded in Judea by Caspius Fadus (AD44-46)
and Tiberius Alexander (AD48-52)
Simon Kantheras, son of Botheus (AD41-42),
Matthias, son of Annas (AD42-43),
Elioenai, son of Kantheras (AD43-44)
and Joseph, son of Kami (AD44-47)
were all Jewish High Preists.
AD 52:
The books of 1 Corinthians
and 2 Thessalonians were written
Jews are Expelled from Rome
AD 49:
Letter to the Philippians written
AD 53:
In this Time:
Nero Became Emperor (AD54-68)
Ventidus Camanus (AD 48-52) and M. Antonius Festus (AD52-59) are Prefects of Judea

Herod Agrippa II (AD48-70) Rules over the Northen Territories
Ananias, son of Nebedaius was Jewish High Priest (AD47-58)
AD 54:
The letters of 2 Corinthians and Philemon are written
AD 55:
The letter to the Galatians is written
At this Time:
Nero and Agrippa II are still in power.
Porcius Festus (AD59-61) and Albinus (AD61-65) are Prefects over Judea
Ishmael, son of Phiabi II (AD58-60), Joseph Kabi (AD60-62), Ananus, son of Ananus (AD62) and Jesus, son of Demnaeus (AD62-63) were High Priests.
Letter to the Romans sent
AD 58:
A Chronology of the Book of Acts.
By Scott Cove
An assignment task for Certificate IV
New Testament Survey II
at Melbourne School of Theology. 2012
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