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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Corinth

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Capital of the province of Achaia. The city visited by Paul was founded by Julius Caesar about a century after the fall of a former Corinth on the same site. It was a great centre of commercial traffic on the route from Rome to the East. It was also rich and very profligate. Paul on his first visit remained there eighteen months (A.D. 52-3), and from thence wrote the two epistles to the Thessalonians. A church was gathered out, to which Paul wrote two epistles. In A.D. 58 he again visited Corinth, staying three months, Acts 20:2,3 , during which time he wrote the Epistle to the Romans. The Jews plotted against his life, and he left the city. Acts 18:1,11; Acts 19:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1,23; 2 Timothy 4:20 . It is now a mean village, called Gortho, with only relics here and there of its former greatness.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Corinth'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/corinth.html. 1897.

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