Paul the Apostle - The Second Journey
I have always pictured Paul busily weaving on a loom but, while working on this project, I learned that's not how tents are made. The goat hair is pounded into a felt-like fabric. When it rains, the goat hair expands to prevent water from falling in the tent. More on goat-hair tents here.
Note the start of the "we verses" in Troas indicating that Luke has now joined Paul and Silas and Timothy and is taking notes.
After trying many translations of the Bible, courtesy of Bible Gateway, I have now found the New Living Translation conveys the meaning of the text most efficiently for a 21st century American.
Paul has a standard procedure when he arrives in a new town - he goes directly to the local synagogue to preach. If the Jews reject his message, he announces, as he does in Acts 18:6, that he will go preach to the Gentiles. To 21st c. ears, it sounds like he's making a sweeping statement but he isn't.
Many thanks for generously sharing images on Wikimedia Commons:
Roman Road in Tarsus, Nedim Ardoğa, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Near East Topographic Map (blank) - By © Sémhur / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
Blank Map of Roman Empire - ColdEel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Map of Asia Minor in Greco - Roman era. Caliniuc since Putzger & Westermann atlases (Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, Stier, H.E., dir., 1985), CC BY-SA 4.0
Via Egnatia Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Stocks - Ukiws, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Via Egnatia Radozda, Marion Golsteijn, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Areopagus Hill - O.Mustafin, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Saint Paul, Il Guercino, 17th c., Metropolitan Museum
Ancient Kechries (Cenchrea) George E. Koronaios, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons