Sunday, August 17, 2008


Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; was a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth, to the east lies the Saronic Gulf. Corinth is about 48 miles (78 km) southwest of Athens. The isthmus, which was in ancient times traversed by hauling ships over the rocky ridge on sledges, is now cut by a canal.

Corinth is now the capital of the prefecture of Corinthia. The city is (clockwise) surrounded by the coastal townlets of Lechaio, Isthmia, Kechries, and the inland townlets of Examilia and the archaeological site.

Corinth was a very important trade city for ancient Greece (Acts 18:1; 19:1; 1 Cor. 1:2, 2 Cor. 1:1, 23; 2 Tim. 4:20). Corinth, as a trade city, connected Rome with the East. It was at Corinth that the Apostle Paul established a thriving church composed of people who had gathered there in troves to have a hand in the gambling, legalized temple prostitution and other worldly activities so ordinary to a naval town in Paul's time


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