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Corinth (Kŏr'inth), the capital of Achaia and a noted city of Greece. It had two seaports, Cenchrea and Lechæum. On the south a rocky mountain called Acrocorinthus rises abruptly to the height of 2000 feet, upon the summit of which was a temple of Venus. Paul preached at Corinth, about a.d. 53, a year and six months, Acts 18:11; paid it, a.d. 54-57, a short second visit ("by the way"), not mentioned in the Acts, but implied in 1 Corinthians 16:7; 2 Corinthians 12:13-14; 2 Corinthians 13:1, where he speaks of an intended third journey to Corinth, which coincides with that in Acts 20:2; and spent there the three winter months, from 57 to 58, during which he wrote the Epistle to the Romans. Acts 20:2-3; comp. 1 Corinthians 16:6; Romans 16:1, He wrote two letters to the Christians in that city, rebuking their sins, and refers to the Isthmian games celebrated at Corinth every Olympiad. The city is now desolate, the little miserable village of Gortho occupying its site.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Corinth'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/c/corinth.html. 1893.

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