The Second Journey
Paul again set out from Antioch, this time with Silas rather than Barnabas (Acts 15: 36–41 ). They travelled overland to Derbe and Lystra, where they met Timothy who joined them, and on through Galatian Phrygia and north‐westwards through Mysia to the coast at Troas (Acts 16: 1–8 ). At this point, the Acts' account reports that, prompted by a vision, Paul crossed over via Samothrace into Macedonia, landing at Neapolis and travelling on first to Philippi and then, via Amphipolos and Apollonia, to Thessalonica and Beroea (Acts 16: 9–17: 14 ). Paul then travelled on to Athens, initially leaving Silas and Timothy behind, and it was while waiting for them that Paul made his speech on the Areopagus (Acts 17: 15–33 ). He journeyed on to Corinth, where he was joined by his companions, and stayed some considerable time, establishing the church there, before setting sail first to Ephesus, then on to Caesarea, visiting Jerusalem before returning thence to Antioch (Acts 18: 1–22 ).