Friday, August 5, 2011

Paul's Final Journey Explained by Jay A. Quine

The Martyrdom of Saint ClementJay A. Quine
Paul's Final Journey Explained by Jay A. Quine

A. Evidence that Paul Was Released from Imprisonment in Rome
Acts 28 ends with Paul in Rome under house arrest.  However, the impression  is that  after the two years Paul was released. 

That Paul was released appears to be affirmed from Paul's own words of expectation in Philippians 1:25-27 where he expects to "remain" rather than "depart and be with Christ,” and Philippians 2:19-24 and Philemon 22 where he states that he plans to visit these places and people. 

Several historians of the early church wrote that Paul was released and visited Spain.  Clement of Rome (A.D. 95) wrote of Paul that he "taught righteousness to the whole world, even having gone to the bounds of the West."  This phrase "bounds of the West" was a phrase which was used to describe Spain.  Eusibius (late 2nd century, c. 150-190) wrote, "Tradition has it that after defending himself the Apostle was again sent on the ministry of preaching, and coming a second time to the same city, suffered martyrdom under Nero."  The Muritorian fragment refers to Paul's journey to Spain, as do many other late second century writers.  This is consistent with his stated intention to visit Spain in Romans 15:24.

Paul's Final Journey Explained by Jay A. Quine
  Dr. Jay Quine is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., and Ph.D.), the University of Idaho college of Law (J.D.), and Washington State University (B.S.).

Jay A. Quine has served as a pastor for 16 years in Texas, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Jay Quine has served as the Chair of the Master of Divinity Program, and Dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University.  Later, Dr. Jay A. Quine  served as a Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Published and honored on multiple levels and in many arenas, Dr. Jay Quine is considered to be a voice of legal authority on issues involving church and para-church Christian institutions.