Agora, Ephesus

Meditteranean ship of Paul's day.

Agora, Ephesus

Commercial Agora, Ephesus, looking west

Theater and Agora, Ephesus

Theater and Agora, Ephesus

Curetes Street and Library

Curetes Street and Library

Terrace House, Ephesus

Terrace House, Curetes Street, Ephesus

Luke's Tomb at Ephesus

Luke's Tomb at Ephesus

Public Toilets in the Scholastica Baths

Public Toilets in the Scholastica Baths

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."   1 Corinthians 13 : 13

Paul's Journeys and Churches

Travel Tours in Turkey

"Five times at the hands of the Jews I received forty lashes less one: (40 lashes was a death penalty) three times I was beaten with rods: I was stoned once, shipwrecked three times; I passed a day and a night on the sea. I travelled continually, endangered by floods, robbers, my own people, the Gentiles; imperiled in the city, in the desert, at sea, by false brothers; enduring labor, hardship, many sleepless nights; in hunger and thirst and frequent fastings; in cold and nakedness."
2 Corinthinns 11: 24-27

Paul's three missionary journeys of service through the Mediterranean took in the following towns and cities, and probably more. Then followed the journey to Rome, which he had hoped to make as a free man. But when the journey came at last, Paul was under guard, as a prisoner of Caesar.


  Asia Minor
Galatia District
Pisidian Antioch




German researcher Heinz Warnecke has suggested that the shipwreck on the way to Rome took place bot on Malta but on Cephalonia - and his reasoning is interesting. See This Article - worth reading. HOWEVER, some of his arguments - eg the nature of the inhabitants, do not seem to square with what Acts says.

It is also thought that Paul may have travelled to Spain and even Britain in the 6 missing years between his time of house arrest and later imprisonment in Rome.

This is not pure speculation, since Paul himself said he was keen to go to Spain. Also there was a strong trade in tin with Britain, carried on in Jesus' day by Joseph of Arimathea.

There are passages in the writings of Clement, Eusebius, Chrysostom, and Jerome to the effect that Paul had preached the gospel in the East and in the West of the Empire. Clement states that he had gone to 'the extremity of the West' before his martyrdom. [The Search for the Twelve Apostles - William Steuart McBirnie.]


  Map of Ephesus and historical information.

  On This Site - The Cities and Districts of Paul's Churches:
Corinth     Colossae     Ephesus     Galatia     Philippi     Rome     Thessalonica

  Saint Paul's Letters:
To the Church in Rome     To the Church at Corinth (2)
To the Churches in Galatia     To the Church at Ephesus
To the Church at Philippi     To the Church in Colossae
To the Church in Thessalonia (2)     To the Hebrews
To Timothy (2)     To Titus     To Philemon<

  Books About Saint Paul:
Paul     Gunther Bornkamm
The Search for the Twelve Apostles     W S McBirnie

St Paul Writing His Epistles - 16th C

Saint Luke by Andrea Mantegna 15th C

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