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mitian's death. This opinion is supported by all the historical evidence of weight, which is by no means small

, and in most cases would be deemed perfectly conclusive,-is sustained also by all the internal evidence, and is opposed by none worthy of regard.

We fix the date of the Apocalypse, then, in the year A. D. 96 or 97.

ART. V. -THE JOURNEYINGS OF PAUL.

In perusing the Acts of the Apostles, or investigating the order of the Pauline Epistles, it is convenient and useful to have before one a table of the journeyings of Paul. This circumstance has led to the formation of the following table, which exhibits the outlines of the life of this apostle. When it is considered, that the ease with which each epistle finds its exact place in the life of the apostle, is the principal evidence of their genuineness as a whole, the understanding of the chronological order of these events becomes very important.

I. Early History of Paul. 1. Born at Tarsus, in Cilicia. Acts 21 : 39; 22: 3. 2. Educated at Jerusalem, under Gamaliel Acts 22:3. 3. Present at Jerusalem at the death of Stephen. Acts 7:58.

4. Christ appears to him, on his way to Damascus. Acts 9: 3, 27. Gal. 1: 12. Acts 26: 13.

5. At Damascus he receives his sight, through Ananias. Acts 9:17, 18.

6. Goes into Arabia. Gal. 1: 17.
7. Returns again to Damascus. Gal. 1:17.

8. Escaping from Damascus, he comes to Jerusalem. (The first visit of Paul to Jerusalem after his conversion.) Acts 9: 26. Gal. 1: 18. 2 Cor. 11:32, 33.

II. Tour of Paul into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, mentioned Gal. 1:21.

9. Comes to Cesarea Philippi. Acts 9:30. 10. Comes to Tarsus. Acts 9:30. 11. Comes to Antioch of Syria. Acts 11 : 25.

12. Comes to Jerusalem. (The second visit of Paul to Jerusalem after his conversion.) Acts 11:30; 12:25. (Comp. Gal. 2:1.)

III. The first tour of Paul into Asia Minor, or his tour into Asia Minor simply.

13. Returns to Antioch of Syria. Acts 12:25. 14. Comes to Seleucia. Acts 13 : 4. 15. Comes to Salamis, in the island of Cyprus. Acts 13:5. 16. Comes to Paphos, in the same island. Acts 13:6. 17. Comes to Perga in Pamphylia. Acts 13: 13. 18. Comes to Antioch in Pisidia. Acts 13: 14. 19. Comes to Iconium in Lycaonia. Acts 13:51. 20. Comes to Lystra in Lycaonia. Acts 14:6. 21. Comes to Derbe in Lycaonia. Acts 14:6, 20. 22. Returns to Lystra in Lycaonia. Acts 14:21. 23. Returns to Iconium in Lycaonia. Acts 14: 21. 24. Returns to Antioch in Pisidia. Acts 14:21. 25. Returns to Perga in Pamphylia. Acts 14:25. 26. Comes to Attalia in Pamphylia. Acts 14:25. 27. Comes to Antioch in Syria. Acts 14: 26. 28. Passes through Phenicia and Samaria. Acts 15:3.

29. Comes to Jerusalem. (The third visit of Paul to Jerusalem after his conversion.) Acts 15: 4.

IV. The second tour of Paul into Asia Minor, or his first tour into Asia Minor and Europe.

30. Returns to Antioch of Syria. Acts 15:30.
31. Passes through Syria and Cilicia. Acts 15:41.
32. Comes to Derbe. Acts 16 : 1.
33. Comes to Lystra. Acts 16: 1.
34. Passes through Phrygia and Galatia. Acts 16 : 6.
35. Comes to Mysia. Acts 16:7.
36. Comes to Troas. Acts 16: 8.
37. Comes to Samothracia. Acts 16:11.
38. Comes to Neapolis in Macedonia. Acts 16:11.
39. Comes to Philippi. Acts 16 : 12.
40. Comes to Amphipolis. Acts 17:1.
41. Comes to Apollonia. Acts 17: 1.
42. Comes to Thessalonica. Acts 17 : 1.
43. Comes to Berea. Acts 17 : 10.
44. Comes to Athens. Acts 17 : 15.

45. Comes to Corinth. (Writes the two Epistles to the Thessalonians.) Acts 18: 1.

46. Comes to Cenchrea. Acts 18: 18.
47. Comes to Ephesus. Acts 18:19.
48. Comes to Cesarea Palestina. Acts 18:22.
49. Comes to Antioch. Acts 18:22.

50. Comes to Jerusalem. (The fourth visit of Paul to Jerusalem after his conversion.) Acts 18:22.

V. The third tour of Paul into Asia Minor, or his second tour into Asia Minor and Europe.

51. Passes through Galatia and Phrygia. Acts 18:23.

52. Comes to Ephesus. (Writes the Epistle to the Galatians, and the first to the Corinthians.) Acts 19: 1.

53. Passes through Macedonia, (whence he writes the second Epistle to the Corinthians ;) and Greece, (whence he writes the Epistle to the Romans.) Acts 20:2, 3. 54. Comes to Philippi. Acts 20:6. 55. Comes to Troas. Acts 20:6. 56. Comes to Assos. Acts 20:14. 57. Comes to Mitylene. Acts 20:14. 58. Comes to Chios. Acts 20:15. 59. Comes to Samos. Acts 20:15. 60. Comes to Trogyllium. Acts 20: 15. 61. Comes to Miletus. Acts 20: 15. 62. Comes to Coos. Acts 21:1. 63. Comes to Rhodes. Acts 21:1. 64. Comes to Patara. Acts 21:1. 65. Comes in sight of Cyprus. Acts 21:3. 66. Comes to Tyre. Acts 21:3. 67. Comes to Ptolemais. Acts 21:7. 68. Comes to Cesarea Palestinæ. Acts 21:8.

69. Comes to Jerusalem. (The fifth visit of Paul to Jerusa lem after his conversion.) Acts 21: 15.

VI. The voyage of Paul to Rome as a prisoner.
70. Comes to Antipatris. Acts 23:31.
71. Comes to Cesarea Palestinæ, Acts 23:33.
72. Comes to Sidon. Acts 27 : 3.
73. Over against Cyprus. Acts 27:4.
74. Comes to Myra in Lycia. Acts 27: 5.
75. Over against Cnidus. Acts 27: 7.
76. Over against Salmone. Acts 27:7.

77. Comes to the Fair Havens in Crete, near Lasea, Acts 27:8.

78. Driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea. Acts 27:27. 79. Shipwrecked at Melita. Acts 28: 1. 80. Comes to Syracuse. Acts 28: 12. 81. Comes to Rhegium. Acts 28 : 13. 82. Comes to Puteoli. Acts 28: 13. 83. Comes to Appii Forum. Acts 28:15. 84. Comes to the Three Taverns. Acts 28: 15.

85. Comes to Rome. (Writes the Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.) Acts 28: 16.

NOTE.—It is inferred from the Epistles to Timothy and Titus, and confirmed also by ecclesiastical tradition, that Paul was liberated from the confinement mentioned by Luke, and traveling in company with Timothy and Titus, left the former at Ephesus, while he went into Macedonia, (1 Tim. 1:3,) and left the other in Crete, while he went to Nicopolis. (Tit. 1:5. 3: 12.)

ART. VI.-CHRISTIAN POLITICS.

AMONG the duties which the apostles urged upon the churches of their day, a prominent place is given to those which belong to civil relations. For this there was special occasion. Civil power was every where in pagan hands, and the institutions of government were intimately connected with pagan rites. The existing government was also oppressive, and was particularly hostile to christianity. In these circumstances, it became an interesting question among christians, how far they owed subjection to the civil power. In certain cases, it was well understood, they were bound to resist; and, pained as they were with abominations to which they could give no countenance, and goaded by wrongs for which they could procure no redress, they were in danger of resisting when they ought not; and so of dishonoring christianity, and needlessly exciting the jealousy of government towards those who bore the christian name. It was in this state of things, that the apostles laid down the principles and injunctions which so frequently occur in their writings. The following are a specimen." Let every soul be subject to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou not then be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain; for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For, for this cause pay ye tribute also : for they are God's ministers, attending continually on this very thing." “ Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man,

V. The third tour of Paul into Asia Minor, or his second tour into Asia Minor and Europe.

51. Passes through Galatia and Phrygia. Acts 18:23.

52. Comes to Ephesus. (Writes the Epistle to the Galatians, and the first to the Corinthians.) Acts 19: 1.

53. Passes through Macedonia, (whence he writes the second Epistle to the Corinthians;) and Greece, (whence he writes the Epistle to the Romans.) Acts 20:2, 3. 54. Comes to Philippi. Acts 20: 6. 55. Comes to Troas. Acts 20: 6. 56. Comes to Assos. Acts 20: 14. 57. Comes to Mitylene. Acts 20: 14. . 58. Comes to Chios. Acts 20:15. 59. Comes to Samos. Acts 20: 15. 60. Comes to Trogyllium. Acts 20: 15. 61. Comes to Miletus. Acts 20: 15. 62. Comes to Coos. Acts 21:1. 63. Comes to Rhodes. Acts 21:1. 64. Comes to Patara. Acts 21:1. 65. Comes in sight of Cyprus. Acts 21:3. 66. Comes to Tyre. Acts 21:3. 67. Comes to Ptolemais. Acts 21 : 7. 68. Comes to Cesarea Palestinæ. Acts 21:8.

69. Comes to Jerusalem. (The fifth visit of Paul to Jerusalem after his conversion.) Acts 21: 15.

VI. The voyage of Paul to Rome as a prisoner.
70. Comes to Antipatris. Acts 23:31.
71. Comes to Cesarea Palestinæ. Acts 23 : 33.
72. Comes to Sidon. Acts 27 : 3.
73. Over against Cyprus. Acts 27 : 4.
74. Comes to Myra in Lycia. Acts 27:5.
75. Over against Cnidus. Acts 27 : 7.
76. Over against Salmone. Acts 27: 7.

77. Comes to the Fair Havens in Crete, near Lasea. Acts 27:8.

78. Driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea. Acts 27:27. 79. Shipwrecked at Melita. Acts 28: 1. 80. Comes to Syracuse. Acts 28: 12. 81. Comes to Rhegium. Acts 28: 13. 82. Comes to Puteoli. Acts 28: 13. 83. Comes to Appii Forum. Acts 28: 15. 84. Comes to the Three Taverns. Acts 28: 15.

85. Comes to Rome. (Writes the Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.) Acts 28: 16.

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