This activity has a couple of options. First, you may work with a Bible which has maps (often located in the back) or for Part A, Alphabetical Scriptural Maps (instructions), and for Part B, Chapter by Chapter Scriptural Maps (instructions) and the scripture texts linked below (download Google Earth free). Second, you may create your map by hand in which case print out the PDF version below, or on your computer in which case use the Pp version. Click here for very brief instructions regarding working with maps in Pp.

The Spread of Christianity

Part A, The Empire. Use this map (PDF version(Pp version) (alternate version). Locate the following countries and cities: 

Judea
Syria
Cilicia
Galatia
Asia Minor
Macedonia
Achaia
Crete
Cyprus
Rome
Jerusalem
Caesarea (on the sea)
Antioch (in Syria)
Tarsus
Pisidian Antioch
Ephesus
Colossae
Philippi
Thessalonica
Athens
Corinth

Part B, Paul’s Missionary Travels. Read Acts 13-14 and trace out Paul and Barnabas’ journey -- use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version). On the map you are creating: mark locations, scripture references, and place arrows between locations -- the outbound arrows can be one color and the return arrows another. Trace out Paul’s second missionary journey (15:35-18:22), and Paul’s third missionary journey (18:23-21:19), each like the first except use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version).

Part C, Seven Churches of Revelation. Use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version). Read Revelation 2-3 and lay out the churches.

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