The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Corinthians (Κορίνθιος, Korinthios). The residents of Corinth, a city in Greece and a descriptor also used for the audience of Paul’s letters to the Corinthians (Acts 18:8; 2 Cor 6:11).
Corinthians, First Letter to the
Corinthians, First Letter to the One of the letters that Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. Addresses many ethical problems, including: division and unity, the role of Christian workers, church discipline, incest, civil litigation, sexual immorality, divorce and remarriage, weak and strong Christians,
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
Corinthians, First Epistle to the
CORINTHIANS, FIRST EPISTLE TO THE. A letter of the apostle Paul to the church at Corinth, found as the seventh book of the NT canon.A. IntroductionB. Date and Place of WritingC. Occasion of the LetterD. Corinthian Parties and Opposition to PaulE. Literary AnalysisF. Theological SignificanceA.
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. 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 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 ke-riǹthes. The Latin form of Corinth, in the note at the end of Romans, which appears in the AV.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, First Letter to the
CORINTHIANS, FIRST LETTER TO THEPreviewAuthorDate and OriginBackgroundPurpose and TeachingContentAuthor There is no doubt about who wrote 1 Corinthians, for all scholars agree that the apostle Paul wrote it on his third missionary journey while he was living in Ephesus. By this time Paul
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)
Corinthians, First Letter of Paul to The
Corinthians (kuh-rin´thee-uhnz), First Letter of Paul to the, one of two letters in the nt addressed to Corinth by the apostle Paul.Contents: After a customary opening (1:1–3) and thanksgiving (1:4–9), Paul takes up a few matters that have been brought to his attention by some members of the church
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. 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. 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
Corinthians, First Letter to The
Corinthians, First Letter to theOne of Paul’s extant canonical letters to Christians in Corinth. Though called 1 Corinthians, it is not the earliest letter, for Paul wrote a letter previous to this (there was also a letter from the church to Paul), which has not survived. The character of the letter
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 [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 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
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