Paul's Missionary Journeys


Acts 17:1

When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia... Acts 17:1

City: Both cities were located on the Egnatian Way (Via Egnatia), a major route running east-west across present-day northern Greece. Each was about a day's journey from the next (30 miles). The road is still visible today at several locations in Philippi and Apollonia. (NIV Study Bible:1678)
"[Amphipolis], which lies in a fertile river valley, was noted for its wine, oil, and wood. During the Roman period the city commanded a strategic position along the Via Egnatia, the bridge across the Strymon River." (Freedman:Volume I:217)

Summary: Paul and Silas passed through each of these cities on their way from Philippi to Thessalonica.

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