In Rome, Paul was kept under house arrest for two years. He was guarded by a soldier and had to provide his own financial support. He was able to receive visitors and met with members of the local Jewish community and many others.

Context: Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. It was the capital of the Roman Empire, which by the first century A.D. encompassed the Mediterranean basin and much of southern Europe. To see the sights in Rome click here.

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