The Acts Time Line

A chronological chart of the time, people and places in the Acts of the Apostles and Letters of the Apostle Paul.   Acts Time Line in PDF

By Wil Pounds

--44 B.C.

Caesar Assassinated
--4 B.C. Birth of Jesus (c. 5 or 4 B.C.)
--2 B.C. Birth of Saul of Tarsus (Paul)

ACTS
chaps

A.D.
year
–14 Tiberius Emperor of Rome
--18 Joseph Caiaphas High Priest
--26 Pontius Pilate Roman Prefect of Judaea
–28 Public Ministry of Jesus

Church in Jerusalem

1–

–30 Ascension of Jesus

Pentecost

2–

Conversion of Paul (c. 33–36 AD)

9–

–33

Paul in Cilicia & Syria

–35 Paul's Visit to Jerusalem 9:26–30

–37 Caligula Gaius Augustus Emperor of Rome 37–41
--39 Herod Antipas exiled to Gaul

Conversion of Cornelius

10–

–40

–41 Claudius Emperor of Rome 41–54

12–

–44 Martyrdom of James; Death of Herod Agrippa

Paul's Second Jerusalem Visit

–46

Paul & Barnabas in Cyprus & Galatia (47–48 AD)

13–

–47 FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY
(13:1–14:28)

Council in Jerusalem (15:1–35)

15–

–49 Jews Expelled from Rome

Paul & Silas traveled from Syrian Antioch through Asia Minor to Macedonia & Achaia (49–50 AD)

–49 Letter to the Galatians

–49 SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY (15:36–18:22)

–50 Letters to the Thessalonians

Paul in Corinth (50–52 AD)

–51 Gallo proconsul of Achaia (51–52 AD)

–52 Felix procurator of Judea (52–50 AD)

Paul's Third Jerusalem Visit (April–Summer)

18–

–52 THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY (18:23–21:26)

Paul in Ephesus (52–55 AD)

19–

–54 Nero Emperor of Rome (54–68 AD)

Paul in Macedonia, Illyricum & Achaia (55–57AD)

20–

–55 Letters to the Corinthians (55–56 AD)

–57 Early 57 AD Letter to the Romans

21–

–57 May of 57 AD

Paul's Fourth & Last Jerusalem Visit

21–

–57 Festus succeeds Felix as procurator of Judea

Paul's Imprisonment in Caesarea (57–59 AD) (23:11–26:32)
Possibly Luke wrote Gospel at this time

27–

–59 September
Nero murders his mother Agrippina

28–

–60 February

PAUL'S VOYAGE TO ROME

28–

Paul shipwrecked at Malta

Paul's arrival in Rome

28–

Letters to Philippians, Colossians, Ephesus, Philemon

Paul under house arrest in Rome (60–62 AD

–62 Death of Festus; Albinus procurator of Judea
Death of James, half-brother of Jesus and head of the Jerusalem Church by the high priest Ananus II

? Paul released from prison 63–65 or 66 AD

–63 I Timothy, Titus, Acts

? Paul visits Spain

–64 July fire of Rome

? Paul's death in Rome 65 or 66 AD

–65 Paul wrote II Timothy from Rome
--66 Jewish War Begins
--68 Death of Nero (June) Galba emperor (68-69 AD)

1997 Wil Pounds

–70 Fall of Jerusalem

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