Friday, August 5, 2011

Paul's Life After Being Released by Dr. Jay A. Quine

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Paul's Life After Being Released by Dr. Jay A. Quine

In A.D. 62 Paul was released.  He first  visits those churches he wrote to while under custody in Rome.  Given the established sailing routes, he likely first went to Crete with Titus.  He did not stay long, but left Titus there to strengthen and continue to organize churches on that Island (Titus 1:5). 

From Crete Paul seems to have gone to Asia Minor.  After visiting Ephesus and sending for Timothy (who was in Philippi?) he went up the Lycus River valley to Colossae.  In the fall of A.D. 62 he met Timothy back in Ephesus, who informed him of the condition of the churches in Macedonia.  Thus, consistent with his plan (Phil 2:24)  Paul went to those churches (spring A.D. 63?) leaving Timothy behind in Ephesus.  From Macedonia Paul wrote Timothy (1 Timothy) that he would stay longer than expected (1 Tim 3:14-15, 4:13-16) and thus encourages Timothy to continue in the work.  While in Macedonia Paul also wrote to Titus (Titus).  He mentions that he is sending Titus some helpers, and that when they arrive Titus is to join Paul in Nicopolis where he was heading for the winter. 

From Nicopolis Paul leaves for Spain in the spring of  A.D. 64.  He returns to Ephesus (? early spring A.D. 68?) after Nero's rise to power, is arrested, transported to Rome.  He writes his final letter to Timothy (2 Timothy) asking him to come to Rome.  Paul is beheaded in the spring or early summer of A.D. 68.

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.

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