The apostel Paul made four missionary journeys. He traveled more than 10,000 miles proclaiming the gospel of Jesus. His journeys on land and sea took him primarily through present day Israel, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. Paul walked the roads built by the Romans to facilitate their control over their Empire. Travelers took to the roads in as large a group as they could find. There was constant danger of bandits. They hurried to get to the next wayside inn for shelter and whatever food might be available.
The first journey begins when Paul, Barnabus, and Mark set out from Antioch (Acts 13:4). This journey started after 44 AD and ended a "long time" (Acts 14:28) before 50 AD.
I think we followed the same journey Paul did when he was on his second journey.
This is a road-sign of the Via Egnatia. On the map above you'll see the Egnatian Way coloured green and starting in Byzantium
The Via Egnatia was a road constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and European Turkey.
Paul must have walked here on his way to Philippi. From Thessaloniki we had an excursion to Philippi, where we visited the church dedicated to Lydia, who was baptized in a small river near the church.
The church dedicated to Lydia.
In this river Lydia was baptized
Agora of Philippi
In Philippi we saw among other things: the Roman agora, the ruins of the courts of justice and a place where Paul and Silas were imprisoned.
Thessaloniki Basilica of Saint Demetrius
Paul must have been at the ancient places around Athens.
ABC on Wednesday has arrived at the letter J . Thank you Denise Nesbitt and ABCW Team.