Corinth

Corinth (Kor´inth)

A major city of antiquity situated on the isthmus between the Greek mainland to the north and the Peloponnese to the south. Having earned renown in Greek antiquity for its wealth and reputed licentiousness, Roman Corinth flourished as a major cosmopolitan and commercial port. According to (Acts 18:1-3), Paul encountered the Christians Aquila and Priscilla (Prisca) on his first visit to Corinth ca. 50. Paul remained there, preaching in the synagogue, in spite of a suit brought against him by some Jews before the proconsul Gallio, probably in the fall of 51 or the spring of 52 (Acts 18:16). Apollos also visited Corinth (Acts 18:27-19:1; 1Cor 1:12; 1Cor 3:4-9; 1Cor 4:6), possibly contributing to the factionalism and difficulties Paul addresses in 1–2 Corinthians. Paul’s Letter to the Romans was probably written from Corinth (Rom 15:25-27; Acts 20:3).

Acts 18:1-3

Paul in Corinth
1After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.2There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with h ... View more

Acts 18:16

16And he dismissed them from the tribunal.

Acts 18:27-19:1

27And when he wished to cross over to Achaia, the believers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. On his arrival he greatly helped those who ... View more

1Cor 1:12

12What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.”

1Cor 3:4-9

4For when one says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely human?5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom ... View more

1Cor 4:6

6I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, brothers and sisters, so that you may learn through us the meaning of the saying, “Nothing beyo ... View more

Rom 15:25-27

25At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem in a ministry to the saints;26for Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to share their resources with the poor a ... View more

Acts 20:3

3where he stayed for three months. He was about to set sail for Syria when a plot was made against him by the Jews, and so he decided to return through Macedoni ... View more

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