Eastern Mediterranean 48 AD: Paul’s Missionary Journeys

Political map of the Eastern Mediterranean on 25 Jan 48 AD (Julio-Claudian East: Paul’s Missionary Journeys), showing the following events: Jacob and Simon Uprising; Paul’s Missionary Journeys.
Paul’s voyage to Rome59–60 ADPaul’s 1st mission46–49 ADPaul’s 2nd mission49–52 ADPaul’s 3rd mission53–57 AD

Between 47 and 56 AD the Christian convert Paul the Apostle traveled around the Eastern Mediterranean, establishing churches and spreading his faith to gentiles (non-Jews). Although Paul would eventually fall foul of the authorities and be executed in Rome, his missionary journeys played an important part in the rapid spread of Christianity throughout the Roman world.

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Main Events

46–48 AD Jacob and Simon Uprising

In 44 AD Herod Agrippa died and Claudius annexed his Kingdom of Judea to Rome, further inciting the burgeoning Zealot movement, which had grown popular among the Jews during Caligula’s antagonist reign. In 46 the Zealots rallied under Jacob and Simon—sons of Zealot founder Judas of Galilee—and began an insurgency. After two years of fighting, the two were caught and executed by the Roman authorities, hampering the movement.in wikipedia

47–66 AD Paul’s Missionary Journeys

In the 30s AD Saul of Tarsus—a Jew and Roman citizen who would become famous as Paul the Apostle—converted to Christianity and began spreading his faith to gentiles (non-Jews). Between 47 and 56 AD he traveled to Antioch, Cyprus, Pamphylia, Galatia, Cilicia, Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Achaia, establishing several churches along the way. In 59, after being denounced in Judea, he was sent to Rome—by now already home to a significant Christian community—where he was eventually trialed and beheaded (c.66 AD). in wikipedia