Acts Timeline

Events

Pentecost

30 AD - 33 AD

There is a debate over which date Jesus was crucified, died, rose again, and ascended. It generally varies between 30-33 AD. Pentecost was 50 days after the Feast of First Fruits, so it was in the same year. This is based on Acts 2:1-41.

Ascension

30 AD - 33 AD

There is a debate over which date Jesus was crucified, died, rose again, and ascended. It generally varies between 30-33 AD. It is based on Acts 1:9.

Paul's Conversion

32 AD - 37 AD

Based on Acts 9:1-19.

Stephen's Stoning

32 AD - 35 AD

We can fairly safely assume that it was approximately 2 years following Christ's ascension that the persecution of Christians began, and it had to be before Caiaphas was no longer High Priest (37 AD). Thus, it had to be after 30-33 AD and before 37 AD, so 32-35 is a good guesstimate. This is based on Acts 7:54-60.

Cornelius' Conversion

39 AD - 40 AD

Based on Acts 10:1-48.

Jerusalem Council

49 AD - 50 AD

Based on Acts 15:1-21.

Paul's Arrest in Jerusalem

57 AD

Based on Acts 21:27-33.

Paul's Imprisonment in Caesarea and Trip to Rome

57 AD - 59 AD

Based on Acts 24:23-26:32 and Acts 27:1-28:16). He was taken to Caesarea and imprisoned for 2 years before he continued on to Rome in 60-62 AD.

Paul's Missionary Journeys

1st Missionary Journey

46 AD - 48 AD

It began in Antioch (18:23), then went to Salamis (13:5), then to Paphos (13:6), then Perga (13:13), then Antioch of Pisidia (13:14), then Iconium (13:51), then to Lystra (14:6-8) where Paul is stoned, then to Derbe (14:20), then back through Lystra (14:21) and Iconium (14:21) to Antioch of Pisidia (14:21), then down to Attalia (14:25), then back to Antioch (14:26).

2nd Missionary Journey

49 AD - 52 AD

It begins in Antioch (15:35) and goes through Issus, to Tarsus (15:41) (Paul's hometown), up through Derbe (16:1), then Lystra (16:1), then Iconium (16:2), then through Antioch of Pisidia (16:6), then to Troas (16:8), then through Samothrace (16:11), then through Neapolis (16:11), Philippi (16:12), and Amphipolis, then through Apollonia (17:1), then to Thessalonica (17:1), then through Berea (17:10), then down to Athens (17:15), then over to Corinth (18:1), then headed East to Cenchreae (18:18) and Ephesus (18:19), then through Ephesus (18:19) on the way to Caesarea (18:22), then headed down to Jerusalem (18:22), then returned to Antioch (18:22).

3rd Missionary Journey

53 AD - 57 AD

Heading out of Antioch (18:23), he went to Tarsus again (18:23), then through Ephesus (19:1), the Province of Asia (19:10,22), then through Macedonia (20:1), Greece (20:2), Philippi (20:6), Troas (20:6), Assos (20:13), Mitylene (20:14), Chios (20:15), Samos (20:15), Miletus (20:15), Kos (21:1), Rhodes (21:1), Patara (21:1), Tyre (21:3), Ptolemais (21:7), then to Caesarea (21:8), before reaching his final destination, Jerusalem (21:17).

Fourth Journey (From Arrest in Jerusalem to Rome)

59 AD - 60 AD

Beginning in Jerusalem (21:17), he was brought to Antipatris (23:31), then Caesarea (23:33), before travelling to Adramyttium (27:2), Sidon (27:3), Myra (27:5), and Fair Havens in Crete (27:8). Then he was ship-wrecked on Malta (28:1), then went to Syracuse (28:12), Rhegium (28:13), Puteoli (28:13), Forum of Appius and Three Taverns (28:15), and then he was brought to Rome (28:16).

Books

James

32 AD - 45 AD

Written to the dispersed Jews after the Stoning of Stephen.

Galations

49 AD - 50 AD

Written sometime around the Jerusalem council.

1 Thessalonians

51 AD

2 Thessalonians

51 AD - 52 AD

Written shortly after 1 Thessalonians while Paul was in Corinth.

1 Corinthians

54 AD - 55 AD

2 Corinthians

56 AD - 57 AD

Written while Paul was passing back through Macedonia.

Romans

57 AD

Written while Paul was in Corinth.

Ephesians

60 AD

Philemon

60 AD

Colossians

60 AD

Philippians

61 AD

1 Timothy

63 AD - 65 AD

Titus

63 AD - 65 AD

2 Timothy

67 AD - 68 AD