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The Year

The Seventh Age of the World. after CHRIST 54.

KNOWN GOD, whom they had ignorantly worshipped. He converts Dionysius the Areopagite, and

thence passeth to Corinth. Acts,xviii. Paul at Corinth meets with Aquila and Priscilla,

not long before banished Rome by the decree of Claudius. Here he continues a year and six months,

and thence writes to the Thessalonians. * 55. .

Paul is accused by the Jews, and brought before Gallio, pro-consul of Achaia, who refuseth to be judge in a controversy about religion, and so drives them

away from the judgmeut-seat. 56. 18. Paul departs from Corinth, and passeth to Ephesus ;

thence he sets out toward Jerusalem, that he may be at the feast; he lands al Cæsarea, goes down to Antioch, and comes into the regions of Galatia and

Phrygia, confirming the disciples in all those places. 57. xix. Paul returns to Ephesus, disputes daily in the school

of Tyrannus, and continues preaching there, and the

parts thereabouts. 58.

He writes his epistle to the Galatians. 60.

At Ephesus, Demetrius a silversmith, jealous of his gain, raiseth a tumult against Paul, which is appeased

by the town-clerk. 1 Cor. i. About this time a schism ariseth in the church of

11. Corinthwhich causeth Paul (now in or about Ephesus) xvi. 8. to write his first epistle to the Corinthians. Acts, xx.

Paul departs froin Ephesus, and comes into Mace2 Cor. donia, and gathers a contribution for the relief of the vii, 1, 2, 6, saints at Jerusalem. 19.

The apostle having learnt from Titus the success

of his first, writes now his second epistle to the Co1 Cor. xvi. rinthians ; out of Macedonia he goes into Greece, and 5. comes to Corinth, where he writes his epistle to the

Romans. Acts, xx.

Paul purposing to go directly from thence into 3, 4, Syria, that he may carry the collections to Jerusalem,

the Jews lay wait for him; he, understanding this, thinks it best to return into Macedonia the same way

he came, and thence to pass into Asia. 6. After the days of unleavened bread, Paul sails from

Philippi, and comes to Troas; there he restores Eutychus to life. Having passed through several cities of Greece, he arrives at Miletus ; from thence he sends to call the elders of the church of Ephesus, whom he

earnestly exhorts to the performance of their duty. xxi. Paul comes to Jerusalem, is apprehended in the

temple, and secured in the castle; he claimeth the pri

vilege of a Roman, and escapeth scourging. xxii. Paul pleadeth his cause before Ananias, the highliberty; and a little before his departure out of Italy

The Year

The Seventh Age of the World. after CHRIST 60. Acts,xxiii priest. The chief captain, understanding that above

forty Jews had bound themselves, under a curse, neither to eat nor drink till they had killed him, sends him to Felix, the governor of the province, by whom he

is imprisoned at Cæsarea. xxiv. Paul is accused before Felix by Tertullus, the orator.

Felix goes out of his office; and, to gratify the Jews, leaves Paul in prison. Porcius Festus succeeds him

in the government. 62. XXV. The Jews come to Cæsarea, and accuse Paul be

fore Festus. He answereth for hinself, and appeals unto Cæsar. King Agrippa comes to Cæsarea, and

Festus opens the whole matter to him. xxvi.

Paul makes his defence in the presense of Agrippa, who thereby is almost persuaded to be a Christian ;

and the whole company pronounce him innocent. 63. xxvii. Paul comes to Rome, is a prisoner at large, and

preacheth there two years.

Here ends the History of the Acts of the Apostles,
written by S. Luke, S. Paul's beloved Companion in
his Travels.
S. Paul from Rome writes his epistles,

To the Philippians,
To Philemon,
To the Colossians,

To the Ephesians. 65. Heb. xii. About the latter end of this year, S. Paul is set at 24.

into Asia, he writes his epistle to the Hebrews. Tit. i. 5.

He preacheth the Gospel in the isle of Crete, and leaves Titus there to set things in order, and ordain

elders in every city. 66.

S. Paul writes his epistles,
To Timothy I.
To Titus.
To Timothy II.

About this time the epistles of S. Peter, S. John,

and S. Jude, seem to be written. 67.

Eus. Hist. S. Peter and S. Paul are said to have suffered
Ec. 1. 2. martyrdom at Rome towards the latter end of Nero's

reign. 70. Luke, xix. This year Jerusalem (according to Christ's pro43, 44. phecy) is besieged, taken, sacked, and burnt by

Titus; 1,100,000 of the Jews perish, 97,000 are taken prisoners ; besides an innumerable company that in other places of Judea kill themselves, or perish through famine, banishment, and other miseries.

c. 24.

The Seventh Age of the World,

The Year)

before CHRIST 96.

S. Jolin is banished into the isle of Patmos by Domitian, and there receives and writes his Revelation.

After the death of Domitian, S. Paul returns to Ephesus, and at the request of the church writes his Gospel.


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