New Testament Timeline in Turkey

Year A.D. / Act / Explanation

30 / Acts 2:9

Jews from Asia Minor at Jerusalem Pentecost.

33 / Acts 9:30

St. Paul sent off to Tarsus.

43 / Acts 11:19– 24

Church planted in Antioch among Jews & Gentiles.

44 / Acts 11:25– 30

St. Paul and St. Barnabas minister in Antioch.

47-48 / Acts 13:4–14:28

St. Paul and St. Barnabas on 1st ministry journey.

49 / Gal 2:11–16

Peter visits Antioch; Galatians written.

50 / Acts 15:36–18:22

St. Paul and Silas revisit Galatia on 2nd ministry journey.

50s / Matthew

Matthew writes gospel to Christians in Antioch.

Spring 52 / Acts 18:18–21

St. Paul sails from Cenchrea to Caesarea via Ephesus.

52 / Acts 18:24–26

Apollos in Ephesus with Priscilla and Aquila.

Summer 53 / Act 18:23

St. Paul revisits Galatia on 3rd ministry journey.

53-56 / Acts 19:1–40

St. Paul ministers in Ephesus for 2 ½ years.

55 / 1 Cor 16:19

St. Paul writes 1 Corinthians from Ephesus.

56 / 1 Cor 16:19

Aquila and Priscilla depart Ephesus for Rome.

59 / Acts 27:5

St. Paul’s voyage to Rome off Cilicia and Pamphylia, landing at Myra in Lycia.

61-62 / Eph 1:1; Col 1:2; Phlm 1

St. Paul writes church in Ephesus and Colossae.

63 / 1 Peter 1:1

Peter writes to Christians in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia from Rome.

64 / 2 Peter 3:1

Peter writer a second letter to Christians in Anatolia.

65 / 1 Tim 1:3

Paul writes Timothy at Ephesus.

66 / 2 Tim 1:15

St. Paul writes 2nd letter to Timothy at Ephesus.

69 / Rev 1:9, 11

St. John writes Book of Revelation to seven churches in Asia from Patmos (early date).

70s / (90s?) John

St. John writes gospel to Asian Christians.

80s / 1 & 2 John

St. John writes letters to Asian Christians.

80s / 3 John

St. John writes letter to Gaius at Ephesus.

95 / Rev 1:9, 11

St. John writes Book of Revelation from Patmos (late date)

New TestamentThe origin of the church in Turkey goes back to the events immediately following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Judea. On the Day of Pentecost Jews from Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia were gathered in Jerusalem (Acts 2:9–10).......more
New Testament Line30 / Acts2:9 Jews from Asia Minor at Jerusalem Pentecost.
33 / Acts9: St. Paul sent off to Tarsus..
43 / Acts 11:19– 24 Church planted in Antioch among Jews & Gentiles..
44 / Acts 11:25– 30 St. Paul and St. Barnabas minister in Antioch more
New Testament SitesAdramyttium (Edremit)
Antioch (Antakya)
Asia
Assos (Behramkale) more
Old TestamentTwo of the four rivers in the Creation account have their source in eastern Turkey. The Euphrates and Tigris Rivers flowed through the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:13). Some traditions suggest that this garden in which Adam and Eve lived was located in southeastern Turkey
Old Testament SitesAram-naharaim Gen 24:10
Ararat (Agri Dagi) Gen 8:4; Tob 1:21
Ararat (Urartu, Van) 2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38; Jer 51:27
Armenia (Ararat) Isa 37:38 (LXX)