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Seven Churches of Turkey (Asia Minor)

St.Paul’s Missionary Journeys. 

St. Paul’s trips and locations of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor

The missionary work of Paul in western Anatolia was accomplished between about 47 C.E. and 57 C.E. Some of the places that Paul visited and preached in Anatolia have always been identified as such.

Buildings that he would have known the – the theater in Ephesus, the city Council in Miletus, for instant – still exist. Some cities have not been located for sure, as is the case with Lystra and Derbe. For some, there is a difference in opinion on whether he actually got there. – the meeting of “Galatia” may include Ankara and Pessinus; it may mean only the region around Antioch of Pisidia.
Paul’s account is a dramatic example of the dangers of travel by sea in the winter and on the reason that Anatolia has been so important as a land bridge between Asia and Europe for migrants, traders, armies and ordinary travel travelers.
Source: Anna G.Edmonds. Turkey’s Religious Sites
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