Saul . . . went to the high priest, and asked from him letters to the synagogues in Damascus (Acts 9:1-2).
Damascus was located about 135 miles (220 km) from Jerusalem as the crow flies, requiring a journey of 5–7 days. Damascus has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years and little archaeological work has been done in the city. This American Colony photograph was taken between 1900 and 1920.