Author: Ron Graham
Places in Acts
- Pronounced Frig'-yuh
- Area adjacent to Lycia and Pisidia.
- People from Phrygia were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection (Acts 2:9-11).
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 2nd missionary journey (Acts 16:6, 18:23).
- Pronounced Piss-id'-yuh
- Area around large lakes south of Galatia.
- There is a town called Antioch in Pisidia, not to be confused with the Antioch of Syria.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 1st missionary journey (Acts 13:14, Acts 14:24).
- Pronounced Pon'-tuss
- Pontus and Bithynia are areas north of Asia and Galatia.
- Aquila was born in Pontus (Acts 18:1-2)
- People from Pontus were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:9-11).
- Peter wrote a letter to the Christians in Pontus (1Peter 1:1).
- Pronounced Tolly-may'-iss
- City of Phonecia, 50km south of Tyre.
- On his 3rd missionary journey, Paul spent a day here with some brethren (Acts 21:7).
- Pronounced Poot'-ol-lee or Pyoot-ee-ol'-ee
- A principal port for Alexandrian ships on the west coast of Italy.
- A place of many springs ( putei ).
- On his journey to Rome, Paul tarried there seven days with the church (Acts 28:13-14).
- Pronounced Regg'-ee-um
- City on the toe of Italy.
- It was Paul’s gateway into Italy on his journey to Rome (Acts 28:13).
- The coins of Rhegium showed the gods Castor and Polux, the twin sons of Zeus, who were also the figureheads on the Alexandrian ship in which Paul was sailing to Puteoli (Acts 28:11-13)
- Pronounced Roads
- Famous island off the coast of southern Asia.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 3rd missionary journey (Acts 21:1).
- Capital of Italy and the Roman empire.
- Rome was supposedly established by Romulus and Rhemus the sons of Mars.
- The end of Acts deals with Paul’s imprisonment in Rome. He had some privelege and liberty, and many opportunities to teach there, thus achieving one of his ambitions (Acts 19:21, Acts 23:11, Romans 1:14-15).
- Onesiphorus helped Paul in Rome (2Timothy 1:16-18).
- Aquila and Priscilla worked in Rome until expelled by government edict (Acts 18:2).
- People from Rome were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:9-11).
Maps by Ron Graham