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Journeys of the Apostle Paul

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Follow the Life and Ministry of Paul

The Apostle Paul is one of the most important figures in the early church. He is a main character in the narrative woven through the book of Acts and his thirteen letters make up a significant portion of the New Testament canon. Because Acts and his letters appear as discrete books in Scripture, it can be difficult to piece together a clear narrative for Paul’s life and ministry.

In Journeys of the Apostle Paul, 20 contributors present a coherent picture of Paul’s life, connecting the events in Acts to his letters and theological teachings. With beautifully rendered maps and timelines in full color, this book takes readers through the Acts narratives of Paul’s journeys step by step—his interrupted journey to Damascus while persecuting Christians; his three missionary journeys; and his long journey from Jerusalem to Rome. Along the way, you’ll discover new insights into his life, his teaching, and his role in the early church.

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Top Highlights

“Contrary to what some people think, Saul did not change his name to Paul because of his conversion to Christian faith. He already had both names. But when he was among Greeks and Romans, it made sense for him to go by his Roman name. His Jewish name sounds like a Greek word that means ‘effeminate’ and was used as an insult when referring to men. Outside Judea, Paul’s Roman name would work much better!” (Page 4)

“It is now reasonable to propose that, in Paphos, Paul left behind the economic, social, and religious comfort zone in which he had spent his entire Christian ministry. Therefore, when Paul met the governor, it is certainly possible that he was for the first time forced to confront new possibilities in his Christian mission. The positive results of his encounter with the governor—in contrast to the apparent failure of the synagogue mission in Salamis, within Paul’s comfort zone—may provide the catalyst for a fundamental change in Paul’s ministry: he came to embrace the truly pagan world as his mission field. Luke underlines the profound importance of this shift by henceforth referring to the apostle using his Roman name, Paul, as opposed to his Jewish name, Saul.” (Page 33)

“In the first century ad, the term usually translated ‘Judaism’ in Galatians 1:13–14 apparently meant not simply Jewish faith or heritage, but Judean nationalism and hostility to foreign customs.” (Page 10)

“1 Paul locates the gospel within salvation history and the Hebrew scriptures” (Page 39)

“2 Paul stresses that salvation comes through the cross of Christ” (Page 40)

  • Foreword by David Bomar
  • The Journey to Damascus
    • Who Was Saul of Tarsus? by Craig S. Keener
    • Who Were the Pharisees by Caryn A. Reeder
    • Who Were the Christians Saul Persecuted? by Caryn A. Reeder
    • A New Hope and Divine Direction by Joseph R. Dodson
    • Transformed by the Messiah by Matthew D. Aernie
  • The First Missionary Journey and the Jerusalem Council
    • Antioch: Paul’s Gateway to the West by David B. Schreiner
    • Cyprus: A Turning Point in the Apostolic Mission by Thomas W. Davis
    • Paphos: The Gospel Advances with Power by John D. Barry
    • Pisidian Antioch: The Good News of Salvation by Stephen Witmer
    • Lystra: A Visit from the Gods? by Joseph R. Dodson
    • Paul the Missionary: Preaching to Everyone, Everywhere by Eckhard J. Schnabel
    • The Jerusalem Council: The Good News Crosses Ethnic Borders by Timothy Gombis
  • The Second Missionary Journey
    • Paul the Traveler: A Day’s Journey with Paul by Caryn A. Reeder
    • Troas & Philippi: Who’s Calling? by Joseph R. Dodson
    • Philippi: Defamed & Vindicated in a Roman Colony by Timothy Gombis
    • Thessalonica: Turning the World Upside Down by Caryn A. Reeder
    • Athens: Preaching Christ in a Place with Many Gods by Andrew Sutherland
    • Corinth: Paul’s Boomtown by David B. Schreiner
    • Paul the Pastor: Cultivating Faith, Nurturing the Church by James W. Thompson
  • The Third Missionary Journey
    • Ephesus: Shaking the Foundations by Lynn H. Cohick
    • Paul the Writer: Spreading the Gospel through Everyday Letters by E. Randolph Richards
    • Macedonia & Achaia: Paul’s Collection for the Jerusalem Church by Ruth Anne Reese
    • Troas: A Life-Giving Miracle by Stephen Witmer
    • Miletus: Paul’s Emotional Farewell by Timothy Gombis
    • Tyre and Caesarea: “The Lord’s Will Be Done”
  • The Journey to Rome
    • Jerusalem: The Challenge of the Gospel by Susan Wendel
    • Jerusalem: Receiving the Unexpectedness of God by Andrew Sutherland
    • Jerusalem: Testifying About the Messiah by Holly Beers
    • Paul the Captive: Even in Chains, He Remained Christ’s Ambassador by Brian M. Rapske
    • Caesarea: Threat, Trial, and Vindication by Timothy Gombis
    • Mediterranean Sea: A Tale of Two Storms by Joseph R. Dodson
    • Malta: Stranded, Shipwrecked, and Still Sharing the Gospel by Joshua W. Jipp
    • Rome: To the Empire and Beyond by Craig S. Keener

Product Details

  • Title: Journeys of the Apostle Paul
  • Editor: David Bomar
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 9x11
  • ISBN: 9781683593577

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  1. Christian Alexander
    Lexham Press has produced a book that is unlike anything I have ever seen in my few years of learning. It is totally unique in the world of New Testament studies and Pauline studies. The book is titled Journeys of the Apostle Paul. There are many competent New Testament scholars who have contributed to this book. This book is somewhere between a bible seminary student course and a casual reader. Overall, this is an excellent book. I like the way it has background information inserted to give the reader an overview of the context and the historical times in which things were occurring. The author uses several Roman historians to establish timelines. I think it is also important to mention that the book is very aesthetically pleasing. The editor, David Bomar, really put this book together nicely. This book will last students for ages.
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