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Church at Corinth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An influential Graeco-Roman city in the Peloponnesus region where Paul spent 18 months on his second missionary journey. The church at Corinth was the recipient of the First and Second Letter to the Corinthians. Archaeological and literary evidence about Corinth paints a rich picture of the city that Paul knew and provides an indispensable backdrop for understanding his writings to the Corinthians. More than many other New Testament locations, “the various sociological, economic, and religious factors that make up the environment of the city of Corinth have a profound influence on one’s understanding of Paul’s letters to the church there” (Fee, 1 Corinthians, 1).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Corinth
Corinth (Κόρινθος, Korinthos). An influential Graeco-Roman city in the Peloponnesus region where Paul spent 18 months on his second missionary journey. The church at Corinth was the recipient of the First and Second Letter to the Corinthians. Archaeological and literary evidence about Corinth paints
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Corinth (Place)
CORINTH (PLACE) [Gk Korinthos (Κορινθος)]. CORINTHIAN. A city on the Peloponnesian coast of Greece (35° 56´N; 22° 56´W) where Paul met Aquila and Priscilla and where he spent eighteen months preaching and teaching (Acts 18:1–18). He later wrote at least two letters to the congregation at Corinth (1 Cor
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Corinth
Corinth. Prominent city of Greece, formerly the capital of the ancient province of Achaia, in which the apostle Paul preached. The site of ancient Corinth lies to the west of the isthmus separating the Peloponnesian peninsula from mainland Greece. The ancient ruins, largely of Roman origin, are situated
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Corinth
Corinth koɾr̀inth [Gk. Korinthos]. A famous city 1 1/2 mi (2 1/2 km) S of the narrow isthmus that joins the Peloponnesus to the rest of Greece. Paul’s choice of this city as a strategic center in which to plant the gospel was justified by the control that its location gave the city over trade and travel
Corinthus
Corinthus ke-riǹthes. The Latin form of Corinth, in the note at the end of Romans, which appears in the AV.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Corinth
CORINTH Prominent city of Greece, formerly the capital of the ancient province of Achaia, in which the apostle Paul preached. The site of ancient Corinth lies to the west of the isthmus separating the Peloponnesian Peninsula from mainland Greece. The ancient ruins, largely of Roman origin, are situated
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Corinth
Corintha major city of antiquity, occupied at intervals since the fifth millennium bce, Corinth (kor´inth) acquired its name from pre-Greek inhabitants. During Mycenaean times the area was subject to Argolid powers, but the city known in classical times was effectively founded by Dorian Greeks in about
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Corinth
CORINTH. A very ancient city; the earliest settlers came in the 5th or 6th mil. b.c. But Corinth of the classical period was really established with the Dorian invasion. About 1000 b.c. these Gr. people settled at the foot of the acropolis of Corinth. Occupying a place of safety, they also controlled
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Corinth
CORINTH. A city of Greece at the W end of the isthmus between central Greece and the Peloponnesus, in control of trade routes between N Greece and the Peloponnese and across the isthmus. The latter was particularly important because much trade was taken across the isthmus rather than round the stormy
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Corinth
Corinth (Gk. Kórinthos)An important city controlling the isthmus connecting mainland Greece and the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Although its “golden age” was five centuries before Paul’s visit, Corinth had enjoyed a return to prominence and a resurgence of building during the 1st century a.d.Corinth
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Corinth
Corinth [kôrˊĭnth] (Gk. Korinthos). A city located about 2 km. (1 mi.) south of the narrow isthmus connecting mainland Greece with the Peloponnesian peninsula. With the Gulf of Corinth on the west and the Gulf of Aegina (or the Saronic Gulf) on the east. the city was well situated for ocean trade,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Corinth
CORINTH A city in Greece on the Isthmus of Corinth, which connects the Peloponnesian Peninsula to the European continent. Its position on the isthmus gave Corinth considerable strategic importance as the shortest means to travel from the Adriatic to the Aegean Sea. Corinth was also an infamous place
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Corinth
CORINTHCorinth was named from the currant, a type of grape that grew in abundance in the vicinity. The city is situated about 50 miles west of Athens on the northern side of the Peloponnesus. Three locations named Corinth exist in proximity. A modern village called Old Corinth, which was partially destroyed