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A small seaport of Corinth on the eastern side of the Isthmus of Corinth. Paul shaved his head here before sailing for Syria (Acts 18:18). Phoebe served the church in Cenchreae (Rom 16:1–2).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CENCHREAE (PLACE) [Gk Kenchreais (Κενχρεαις)]. The E seaport of Corinth, located on the Saronic Gulf ca. 11 km E of the city and ca. 4 km S of Isthmia. Two NT references (Acts 18:18 and Rom 16:1) confirm the existence of an early Christian community at the site and the name of one Phoebe, a deaconess
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cenchreae, Cenchrea. Seaport city that served the maritime needs of the larger city of Corinth, about 8 miles to the west. Cenchreae (kjv Cenchrea) is known as early as the 5th century bc in connection with an Athenian attack on Corinth. Before the Corinthian Canal was cut through the isthmus, traffic
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cenchreae senʹkrə-ē [Gk. Kenchreai]; AV CENCHREA. A seaport located 7 mi (11 km) SE of Corinth on the eastern side of the Isthmus of Corinth. According to Pausanius (ii.2.3) the name derives from Cenchreas, son of Poseidon and Peirene. During the NT period a temple to Aphrodite lay on one side of the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CENCHREA, CENCHREAE* Seaport city that served the maritime needs of the larger city of Corinth, about eight miles (12.9 kilometers) to the west. Cenchrea is known as early as the fifth century bc in connection with an Athenian attack on Corinth. Before the Corinthian Canal was cut through the isthmus,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cenchreae (sen´kruh-ee), a seaport in Achaia, about five miles east of Corinth on the Saronic Gulf. It served as an eastern harbor for Corinth, allowing that city access to the Aegean Sea, Asia Minor, or the eastern Mediterranean in general. Here, prior to sailing to Ephesus during his second journey,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Area of the old port of Cenchrea. JRCENCHREA. This seaport of Corinth was about nine miles from the metropolis, on the E side of the isthmus. Paul embarked from Cenchrea at the close of his first visit to Corinth (Acts 18:18). It was the site of a church by the time of the writing of Romans, where
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CENCHREAE, the modern Kichries, a town near Corinth which served as outport for the city, handling its traffic with the Aegean and the Levant. Cenchreae had a church in which Phoebe served (Rom. 16:1–2); this was perhaps a fruit of Paul’s long stay in Corinth. Here the apostle shaved his head, in observance
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cenchreae (Gk. Kenchreaɩ́)A Greek seaport located in Achaia on the Saronic Gulf, ca. 11 km. (5 mi.) E of Corinth and ca. 4 km. (2.5 mi.) S of Isthmia. It served as the eastern port of Corinth both in the classical Greek period and in the Roman period. Since the port faced toward the eastern Mediterranean,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cenchreae [sĕngˊkrə ē] (Gk. Kenchreai). A seaport about 10 km. (6 mi.) east of Corinth, on the Saronic Gulf. It is mentioned in the writings of Thucydides, Pausanias, and Strabo.It was at Cenchreae after his ministry at Corinth had come to an end that Paul had his hair cut in fulfillment of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cen´chrea, or Cenchre´a (accurately Cenchre´æ) (millet), the eastern harbor of Corinth (i.e., its harbor on the Saronic Gulf) and the emporium of its trade with the Asiatic shores of the Mediterranean, as Lechæum on the Corinthian Gulf connected it with Italy and the west. St. Paul sailed from Cenchræe,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CEN´CHREA (senʹkre-a; “millet”). The eastern harbor of Corinth, the modern name of which is still Kenchreae, although the popular name is Kikries. It is about eight miles from Corinth. Paul once sailed from this port (Acts 18:18). He also makes reference in Rom. 16:1 to the church established there.