Korinthos: Corinth, a city of GreeceOriginal Word: Κόρινθος, ου, ἡPart of Speech:
Corinth, in north-east Peloponnese, the capital of the Roman province Achaia.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
probably named for a legendary kingDefinition
Corinth, a city of GreeceNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2882: ΚόρινθοςΚόρινθος
the metropolis of Achaia proper, situated on the isthmus of the Peloponnesus between the Aegean and Ionian Seas (hence called bimaris, Horace
car. 1, 7, 2; Ovid
. metam. 5, 407), and having two harbors, one of which called Cenchreae (see Κεγχρεαί
) was the roadstead for ships from Asia, the other, called Lechaeon or Lechaeum, for ships from Italy. It was utterly destroyed by L. Mummius, the Roman consul, in the Achaean war, <146 b.c.="">; but after the lapse of a century it was rebuilt by Julius Caesar (<44 b.c.="">). It was eminent in commerce and wealth, in literature and the arts, especially the study of rhetoric and philosophy; but it was notorious also for luxury and moral corruption, particularly the foul worship of Venus. Paul came to the city in his second missionary journey (circa) <53>A.D. 53 or 54, and founded there a Christian church: Acts 18:1; Acts 19:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1, 23; 2 Timothy 4:20. (BB. DD. under the word; Dict. of Geogr. under the word; Lewin, St. Paul, i. 269ff.)<1>
Of uncertain derivation; Corinthus, a city of Greece -- Corinth.