Concise Bible Dictionary:

Capital of the province of Achaia. The city visited by Paul was founded by Julius Cæsar about a century after the fall of a former Corinth on the same site. It was a great center of commercial traffic on the route from Rome to the East. It was also rich and very profligate. Paul on his first visit remained there eighteen months (A.D. 52-3), and from thence wrote the two epistles to the Thessalonians. A church was gathered out, to which Paul wrote two epistles. In A.D. 58 he again visited Corinth, staying three months (Acts 20:2-32And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece, 3And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. (Acts 20:2‑3)), during which time he wrote the Epistle to the Romans. The Jews plotted against his life, and he left the city (Acts 18:1,111After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; (Acts 18:1)
11And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. (Acts 18:11)
; Acts 19:1 Cor. 1:22Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: (1 Corinthians 1:2); 2 Cor. 1:1,231Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: (2 Corinthians 1:1)
23Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. (2 Corinthians 1:23)
; 2 Tim. 4:2020Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. (2 Timothy 4:20)). It is now a mean village, called Gortho, with only relics here and there of its former greatness.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

of uncertain derivation; Corinthus, a city of Greece
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Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:


Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Horn; top of a mountain; ornament:―a city of Greece, Acts 18:1. {Cornu; vertex montis}

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