Aramaic Bible in Plain English But again, after 14 years, I went up to Jerusalem with BarNaba, and I brought Titus with me. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. – Then his journey to Jerusalem. 2 And it was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain. St. Paul mentions especially Titus because of the part which he subsequently played in the history of the Council, and because of the importance of this for his present argument. That, too, only served to bring out at once the independence and the soundness of my teaching. Add to these verses Paul’s respective statements to the Jerusalem mob (Acts 22:17) and to King Agrippa (Acts 26:20) regarding his journey from Damascus to Jerusalem, and Bible students get the impression that shortly after Paul‘s conversion in Damascus, he journeyed to Jerusalem. Paul’s vision, related in II Corinthians, had to take place twelve years after Paul’s conversion. In a similar way, it did not aid Paul’s cause to mention at the very outset of his speech that some of his first work for the Lord was done among the Gentiles. Paul's narrative in Galatians states that 14 years after his conversion he went again to Jerusalem. Certain situations simply warrant silence on a subject, rather than an exhaustive detailing of historical facts. Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular. Fourteen. From sun and paralambano; to take along in company. After this experience, he traveled widely throughout the eastern Roman Empire, spreading the “good news” that Jesus would soon return from heaven and usher in the reign of God (“t… … (1) Fourteen years after.--From what date is this fourteen years to be reckoned? From ana and the base of basis; to go up. Rather, he went to Arabia, back to Damascus, and then after three years he went up to Jerusalem (1:17-18). But though the Israelites are now back in their own country they will have some hard times, as we will learn next. Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. After tearful good-byes, the Ephesian elders saw Paul … Later I returned to Damascus. Also, some areas of doctrine are based on chronological assertions, as we shall see in the case of Gal. When events in the Bible line up with known dates confirmed outside the Bible, is suggests a high level of reliability in the biblical text. Pfeiffer, Charles F. (1979), Baker’s Bible Atlas (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker). Neither Paul in his speeches, nor Luke in penning the book of Acts to Theophilus, saw a need to mention Paul’s journey to Arabia. In his letter to the churches of Galatia, however, Paul was dealing with Judaizers who taught that one had to keep the Law of Moses to be saved, and who wished to discredit Paul as an apostle. If it happened after the physical dangers Paul described in II Corinthians, there is a twelve year gap between Acts 12:25 and Acts 13:1! Chronology is the study of the sequence of events in an historical text, and the comparison of those events with other known events from other sources. Apparently a primary word; a year. This will appear in the Notes which follow. Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Ga) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. At the end of this time, Barnabas went to find Paul and brought him to Antioch. (3) Paul’s visit to Jerusalem in Gal 2:1–10 could be the one recorded by Luke in Acts 11:27–30. Paul said that when Christ called him, he did not go to Jerusalem to receive instruction from the apostles. 18 Only after three years did I go up to Jerusalem to confer with Cephas, and I stayed with him fifteen days.… Although Acts chapters 9,22, and 26 all indicate that Paul went from Damascus to Jerusalem after he became a Christian, one must realize that none of these passages specifically says that Paul went straight from Damascus to Jerusalem. While in the city he stays in his home of Philip the evangelist for a few days. In the late spring of 58 Paul visits James in Jerusalem. In about 50 AD, Paul and Barnabas go to the council in Jerusalem 14 years after Paul's conversion (Galatians 2:1-9 and Acts 15:2). In about 50 AD, Paul and Barnabas go to the council in Jerusalem 14 years after Paul's conversion (Galatians 2:1-9 and Acts 15:2). Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome." 4 But it was because of the false brethren who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty … The second journey begins, possibly in the spring of 51 AD. Then, when “many days were past…the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket” for fear of the Jews (vss.