Reasonable Theology Podcast

The Life of the Apostle Paul | Bonus Audio

February 11, 2019 Season 2
Reasonable Theology Podcast
The Life of the Apostle Paul | Bonus Audio
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Reasonable Theology Podcast
The Life of the Apostle Paul | Bonus Audio
Feb 11, 2019 Season 2
Clay Kraby

Piecing together a chronology of the Apostle Paul’s life is not as easy as the maps in the back of your Bible might make it seem.

This brief outline of Paul’s life and missionary journeys helps us gain a better understanding of the apostle's history and a better appreciation for the importance of external evidence in developing a reliable chronology of Biblical events. Although it is within the New Testament, Acts can be considered an “external source” of sorts to Paul’s own epistles.

Finding corroboration between these two allow us to compare the accounts to extra-Biblical information such as the Gallio Inscription. It is clear that even without distinct chronological markers in Paul’s epistles we can determine with a high degree of confidence a chronology for the major events of Paul’s life and ministry.

Learn more and find additional resources at https://reasonabletheology.org/life-of-paul/

Show Notes

Piecing together a chronology of the Apostle Paul’s life is not as easy as the maps in the back of your Bible might make it seem.

This brief outline of Paul’s life and missionary journeys helps us gain a better understanding of the apostle's history and a better appreciation for the importance of external evidence in developing a reliable chronology of Biblical events. Although it is within the New Testament, Acts can be considered an “external source” of sorts to Paul’s own epistles.

Finding corroboration between these two allow us to compare the accounts to extra-Biblical information such as the Gallio Inscription. It is clear that even without distinct chronological markers in Paul’s epistles we can determine with a high degree of confidence a chronology for the major events of Paul’s life and ministry.

Learn more and find additional resources at https://reasonabletheology.org/life-of-paul/

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