Author: Ron Graham
Places in Acts
- Pronounced Duh-mass'-kus
- A major city in the southern part of Syria.
- Probably the oldest, continually inhabited city in the world.
- The cloth called damask gets its name from Damascus, where that cloth was made.
- This beautiful city was Saul’s destination on his way to persecute Christians.
- Along the way to Damascus, Saul was struck by the light and voice of the Lord Jesus, and this encounter led to Saul’s conversion. He became the apostle Paul (Acts 9:1-31).
- Salt sea at the end of the Jordan River west of Judea
- Pronounced Der'-bee
- A town in Lycaonia near Iconium and Lystra.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 1st missionary journey.
- Paul and Barnabus preached there (Acts 14:5-7,20, 16:1).
- Gaius, one of Paul’s companions, came from Derbe (Acts 20:4).
- Pronounced Ee'-lam
- Media, Parthia, and Elam are regions east of Cappadocia and Mesopotamia.
- Medes, Elamites, and Parthians were in in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection (Acts 2:9-11).
- A great land of fame in the Bible.
- Many people are devoted to Egyptology, the study of ancient Egyptian language, history, art, and religion.
- People from Egypt were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after Christ’s ascension (Acts 2:10).
- Stephen spoke of Egypt in (Acts 7).
- Pronounced Eff'-uh-suhs
- Capital city of Asia.
- This city was devoted to the worship if the godess Diana.
- Paul did much preaching there interrupting his 3rd missionary journey.
- He taught a group of disciples the difference between John’s baptism and baptism into Christ (Acts 19:1-7).
- He taught in the synagogue of the Jews (Acts 18:19-21, 19:8).
- He taught for a long time in the school of Tyrannus (Acts 19:9-10).
- He did extraordinary miracles (Acts 19:11-17).
- There was a great tide of conversions from paganism/heathenism highlighted by a great bonfire of books on magic arts worth millions of dollars (Acts 19:18-20).
- Demetrius the silversmith caused a disturbance against Paul and his friends. The whole city was in an uproar (Acts 19:23-41).
- From nearby Miletus, Paul called the elders of Ephesus for a final discourse (Acts 20:17-38).
- Paul "fought with beasts" at Ephesus (1Corinthians 15:32).
- Several of Paul’s companions are associated with Ephesus...
- Trophimus (Acts 21:29).
- Apollos (Acts 18:24).
- Timothy (1Timothy 1:3).
- Onesiphorus (2Timothy 1:16-18).
- Tychicus (2Timothy 4:12).
- Location of one of "the seven churches of Asia" (Revelation 1:4,11).
- Pronounced Ee-thee-oap'-ee-uh
- A land south of Judea and Egypt.
- The treasurer to the queen of Ethiopia was converted by Philip (Acts 8:26-28).
- Sheltered places forming an inferior harbour along the southern shores of Crete.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s journey to Rome (Acts 27:8).
Maps by Ron Graham