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

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Acts 18:16

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Acts 18:27-19:1

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1Cor 1:12

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1Cor 3:4-9

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1Cor 4:6

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Rom 15:25-27

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Acts 20:3

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