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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.

A. D.

REMARKABLE PASSAGES.

33

Our Lord's crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension.
The descent of the Holy Ghost, or the day of the

Pentecost, or Whitsunday, which was this year,
May 24.

34

The office of deacons instituted.
The persecution in which St. Stephen was stoned.
Philip, the deacon and evangelist, preaches at Sama-

ria, and among others converts Simon Magus : as
he did afterwards the Eunuch, and baptizes him.

35

Saul, or St. Paul, is converted, and goes into Arabia.

37

St. Paul returns out of Arabia to Damascus, where

he preaches Christ: for which reason the Jews there sought to kill him.

38

St. Paul escapes from Damascus to Jerusalem, whence after fifteen days time he goes to Cæsarea: thence to Tarsus.

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40

Pilate having been banished A. D. 37. by the Em

peror Caligula, to Vienne in France, now hangs himself.

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40

Herod the tetrarch of Galilee was likewise this year

anished by the same Emperor to Lyons in France.

41

Barnabas is sent by the Apostles to Antioch.

42

Barnabas fetches St. Paul from Tarsus to Antioch :

where St. Luke was probably one of their disciples.

43

Disciples were now first called Christians at Antioch.

44

St. Paul and Barnabas come up to Jerusalem.
St. Matthew probably about this time wrote his

Gospel: and the Apostles left Jerusalem to go and
preach in other countries. St. James was beheaded
about the passover this year by Herod, who dies
himself not long after at Cæsarea.

45

St. Paul and Barnabas set forth from Antioch to

preach, and come to Cyprus, and so to Antioch in Pisidia.

46

St. Paul and Barnabas come to Iconium, Lystra, and

Derbe.
Timothy was now converted.

47

St. Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch in Syria.

48

Now arises the controversy about circumcision at An

tioch.

49

St. Paul and Barnabas go up to Jerusalem about it,

where a council is Id, and a synodical or canonical epistle is agreed on.

50

St. Peter, Paul, and Barnabas were now all together

at Antioch: where Paul withstood Peter ; and a dissension arose between Paul and Barnabas about taking John surnamed Mark with them.

51

St. Paul with Silas and Timothy go through Phrygia,

Galatia, &c. to Thessalonica.

52

St. Paul

from Thessalonica to Beræa and Athens,

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and so to Corinth; whence he is thought to have written his first Epistle to the Thessalonians.

53

St. Paul being still at Corinth is now thought to bave

written his second Epistle to the Thessalonians.

54

St. Paul leaving Corinth sails to Ephesus, whence he

goes to Cæsarea, and so to the passover at Jerusalem. Thence he returns to Antiocb in Syria, and through Galatia and Phrygia to Ephesus; where he now makes a long stay.

57

St. Paul being still in Asia, probably at Ephesus, is

now thought to write his first Epistle to the Corin-
thians, and also that to the Galatians. And at the
end of this same year, or beginning of the next, he
is thought to have written his second Epistle to the

Corinthians.
Leaving Ephesus on the account of Demetrius, he

comes to Troas, and so through Macedonia into
Greece, and probably into Corinth; whence he is
now thought to have written his Epistle to the Ro-

mans.

58

St. Paul leaving Greece goes to Troas, and sails to

Miletus, and thence to Phænicia, and so comes to Jerusalem : where he is apprehended, and sent prisoner to Cæsarea.

60

After two years, being had before Festus and King

Agrippa, St. Paul appeals to Cæsar; and is sent to
Rome, and cast on the isle Malta.

61

After three months stay at Malta, St. Paul comes to
Syracuse, &c. and so at length to Rome, about Fe-

bruary, in the seventh year of Nero.
St. Paul having been now two whole years at Rome,

wrote four Epistles, viz. to the Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon.

62

63

Having now his liberty, St. Paul staid some time still

in Italy, during which time he wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews.

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65

St. Paul wrote his first Epistle to Timothy, and also

that to Titus,

67

St. Paul now returning to Rome again, is taken and

kept a close prisoner. Now he wrote his second Epistle to Timothy.

68

St. Paul, and also St. Peter, is said now to have suf.

fered martyrdom at or near Rome.

96

St. John the Apostle wrote the Revelation ; and, after

Domitian's death, returned from the isle of Patmos to Ephesus.

98

St. John did now write his Gospel, at the request of

the bishops of Asia.

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