Acts 20:3-4 Paul plans to sail from Corinth directly to Jerusalem, but he hears of a Jewish plot to kill him on board the ship just before he sails for Syria, so he alters his plans again and decides to return overland through Macedonia (see 5 on Map 25).
He sets off north again, accompanied by his companions who are bringing gifts from the Gentile churches to the church in Jerusalem (Sopater from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy from Lystra, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Ephesus in the Roman province of Asia).
Acts 20:5-6 On arrival at Philippi, Paul’s travelling companions go on ahead to Troas. But Paul stays on in Philippi for the Passover festival, in March 57AD, before sailing from Neapolis to join the others in Troas (see 6 on Map 25).
Roman Theatre at Philippi (Acts 20:3)