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The Spread of Early Christianity

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Early Christianity in the Eastern Mediterranean

AD33: Christianity at the death of Christ

Map showing the spread of Christianity at the death of Christ AD 33

This map shows Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa at the start of AD33. It shows a small number of Christians grouped around Jerusalem and Antioch at the Eastern end of the Mediterranean.

AD112: Christianity at the time of Pliny's Letter to Trajan

Map showing the spread of Christianity at the time of Pliny's Letter to Trajan, AD 112

The AD 112 map shows the spread of Christianity at the time of the persecution of Christians by Pliny in Bithynia in North-Western Asia Minor. It marks cities where Christian communities are attested by this date, from the New Testament and the Letters of Ignatius of Antioch.

This key indicates the names of the cities numbered on the map above.

1. Puteoli 2. Neapolis 3. Berroia 4. Thessalonica
5. Philippi 6. Corinth 7. Cenchreae 8. Athens
9. Pergamum 10. Sardis 11. Symrna 12. Thyatira
13. Magnesia 14. Tralles 15. Philadelphia 16. Hierapolis
17. Laodicea 18. Colossae 19. Amastris 20. Ancyra
21. Antioch of Pisidia 22. Iconium 23. Lystra 24. Derbe
25. Damascus 26. Tyre 27. Caesarea 28. Diocaesarea
29. Joppa 30. Pella 31. Lydda