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Bridgeway Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, Letters to the
Corinth was an important port in the Roman province of Achaia in the south of Greece. It was a lively commercial centre, and was well known for its colourful lifestyle and low moral standards (see Acts 18:1-21). Since many of the people who made up the church came from a background of vice and immorality (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11), it is not surprising that problems arose in the church.). Paul stayed in Corinth for eighteen months during his second missionary journey and established a church there (
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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Corinthians, Letters to the'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/bbd/c/corinthians-letters-to-the.html. 2004.