"The Pearl of the East", an ancient and important city of Syria, standing at over 2,000 feet in a large oasis.One of the city-states of The Decapolis, and a great centre of trade.Then for a whole year they met together with the Church and taught a large crowd.It was in Antioch that the disciples were first given the name of "Christians".All Church members except the apostles were scattered over the countryside of Judea  and Samaria .While reverent men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him, Saul - Capital of modern Syria.When the brothers realised this they took him down to Caesarea  centurion in what was called the Italian Regiment.
When they arrived there they called the Church together and reported to them how greatly God had worked with them and how he had opened the door of faith for the Gentiles.
He made many charitable gifts to the people and was a real man of prayer. This Antioch was known as "Queen of the East", capital of the province of Syria, and the third largest city in the Roman Empire after Rome and Alexandria.
With a population of over half a million people, it was located on the River Orontes, and a junction of trade routes between East and West.
A Roman colony and military centre, governed directly from Rome, Philippi was situated on the Via Egnatian, the highway running east and west linking Rome to Byzantium (Istanbul):, are in conflict over a girl with a spirit of clairvoyance, are beaten and imprisoned, survive a destructive earthquake and convert their gaoler.
The magistrates release them, but on learning that Paul is a Roman citizen, apologize to them and .....) - Modern Salonika or Thessalonika.
Tarsus was on the highway linking Syrian Antioch and the rest of the Middle East, with the provinces of Galatia and Asia to the west.(Acts continues) When Saul reached Jerusalem , he tried to join the disciples.