Author: Ron Graham
Places in Acts
—Page 12, Syracuse to Tyre
- Pronounced Sire-ruh-kyooze'
- City on Sicily’s coast where Paul stayed on his journey to Rome (Acts 28:12).
- Large territory on northeast coast of Great Sea opposite Cyprus and extending south to Galilee.
- Paul passed through there on his way to his home town Tarsus (Acts 1:21, Galatians 1:21).
- Mentioned in connection with the letter from the council of the apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 15:23).
- Paul’s 2nd missionary journey, started and ended there (Acts 15:41, Acts 18:18-22).
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 3rd missionary journey (Acts 20:3, Acts 21:3).
- The name of dangerous shallows and sandy shoals near the African coast southwest of Crete and Clauda (Acts 27:17).
- Syrtis on the planet Mars was named after it.
- Translated “quicksands” in the King James Version.
- Most likely Syrtis Minor, not Syrtis Major.
- The wind Euraquilo (Acts 27:14) was a northeaster, driving the ship more in the direction of Syrtis Minor.
- A city in Cilicia.
- Paul’s home town (Acts 9:11, Acts 21:39, Acts 22:3, ).
- Paul lived there for a while after his conversion (Acts 9:30, Acts 11:20-26).
- Pronounced Thess-luh-nike'-uh
- Chief city of Macedonia about 160km southwest of Philippi.
- Probably had the only Jewish synagogue in Macedonia (Acts 17:1).
- Here Paul ran into trouble with the Jews (Acts 17:1-9).
- The Philippians supported Paul while he was in Thessalonica (Philippians 4:16).
- Aristarchus, one of Paul’s companions, came from Thessalonica (Acts 27:2).
- Paul passed through this town toward the end of his journey to Rome (Acts 28:15).
- Three Taverns is only about 55km south of Rome.
- Pronounced Thigh-tie'-ruh
- A city of Asia between Pergamum and Sardis.
- Location of one of "the seven churches of Asia" (Revelation 1:4,11).
- Lydia came from Thyatira (Acts 16:14-15).
- Pronounced Troe'-az
- City on the northwest coast of Asia.
- There Paul had a vision calling him to Macedonia (Acts 16:8-11).
- That was on Paul’s 2nd missionary journey.
- On his 3rd missionary journey, Paul spent a week there (Acts 20:6).
- At one time in Troas, Paul was unable to take full advantage of an opportunity to win converts (2Corinthians 2:12-13).
- Paul left some belongings with a friend at Troas (2Timothy 4:13).
- Pronounced Trodge-ill'-ee-um
- A peninsula between Ephesus and Miletus.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 3rd missionary journey (Acts 20:15).
- A major city in Phonecia along the southern coast of Syria.
- A rival seaport to Sidon to the north.
- Toward the end of his 3rd missionary journey, Paul stayed in Tyre for a few days with a warm welcome (Acts 21:3-7).
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