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The Seventh Age of the World. after CHRIST 54.
KNOWN GOD, whom they had ignorantly worshipped. He converts Dionysius the Areopagite, and
thence passeth to Corinth. Acts,xviii. Paul at Corinth meets with Aquila and Priscilla,
not long before banished Rome by the decree of Claudius. Here he continues a year and six months,
and thence writes to the Thessalonians. * 55. .
Paul is accused by the Jews, and brought before Gallio, pro-consul of Achaia, who refuseth to be judge in a controversy about religion, and so drives them
away from the judgmeut-seat. 56. 18. Paul departs from Corinth, and passeth to Ephesus ;
thence he sets out toward Jerusalem, that he may be at the feast; he lands al Cæsarea, goes down to Antioch, and comes into the regions of Galatia and
Phrygia, confirming the disciples in all those places. 57. xix. Paul returns to Ephesus, disputes daily in the school
of Tyrannus, and continues preaching there, and the
parts thereabouts. 58.
He writes his epistle to the Galatians. 60.
At Ephesus, Demetrius a silversmith, jealous of his gain, raiseth a tumult against Paul, which is appeased
by the town-clerk. 1 Cor. i. About this time a schism ariseth in the church of
11. Corinthwhich causeth Paul (now in or about Ephesus) xvi. 8. to write his first epistle to the Corinthians. Acts, xx.
Paul departs froin Ephesus, and comes into Mace2 Cor. donia, and gathers a contribution for the relief of the vii, 1, 2, 6, saints at Jerusalem. 19.
The apostle having learnt from Titus the success
of his first, writes now his second epistle to the Co1 Cor. xvi. rinthians ; out of Macedonia he goes into Greece, and 5. comes to Corinth, where he writes his epistle to the
Romans. Acts, xx.
Paul purposing to go directly from thence into 3, 4, Syria, that he may carry the collections to Jerusalem,
the Jews lay wait for him; he, understanding this, thinks it best to return into Macedonia the same way
he came, and thence to pass into Asia. 6. After the days of unleavened bread, Paul sails from
Philippi, and comes to Troas; there he restores Eutychus to life. Having passed through several cities of Greece, he arrives at Miletus ; from thence he sends to call the elders of the church of Ephesus, whom he
earnestly exhorts to the performance of their duty. xxi. Paul comes to Jerusalem, is apprehended in the
temple, and secured in the castle; he claimeth the pri
vilege of a Roman, and escapeth scourging. xxii. Paul pleadeth his cause before Ananias, the highliberty; and a little before his departure out of Italy
The Seventh Age of the World. after CHRIST 60. Acts,xxiii priest. The chief captain, understanding that above
forty Jews had bound themselves, under a curse, neither to eat nor drink till they had killed him, sends him to Felix, the governor of the province, by whom he
is imprisoned at Cæsarea. xxiv. Paul is accused before Felix by Tertullus, the orator.
Felix goes out of his office; and, to gratify the Jews, leaves Paul in prison. Porcius Festus succeeds him
in the government. 62. XXV. The Jews come to Cæsarea, and accuse Paul be
fore Festus. He answereth for hinself, and appeals unto Cæsar. King Agrippa comes to Cæsarea, and
Festus opens the whole matter to him. xxvi.
Paul makes his defence in the presense of Agrippa, who thereby is almost persuaded to be a Christian ;
and the whole company pronounce him innocent. 63. xxvii. Paul comes to Rome, is a prisoner at large, and
preacheth there two years.
Here ends the History of the Acts of the Apostles,
To the Philippians,
To the Ephesians. 65. Heb. xii. About the latter end of this year, S. Paul is set at 24.
into Asia, he writes his epistle to the Hebrews. Tit. i. 5.
He preacheth the Gospel in the isle of Crete, and leaves Titus there to set things in order, and ordain
elders in every city. 66.
S. Paul writes his epistles,
About this time the epistles of S. Peter, S. John,
and S. Jude, seem to be written. 67.
Eus. Hist. S. Peter and S. Paul are said to have suffered
reign. 70. Luke, xix. This year Jerusalem (according to Christ's pro43, 44. phecy) is besieged, taken, sacked, and burnt by
Titus; 1,100,000 of the Jews perish, 97,000 are taken prisoners ; besides an innumerable company that in other places of Judea kill themselves, or perish through famine, banishment, and other miseries.
The Seventh Age of the World,
before CHRIST 96.
S. Jolin is banished into the isle of Patmos by Domitian, and there receives and writes his Revelation.
After the death of Domitian, S. Paul returns to Ephesus, and at the request of the church writes his Gospel.