|View of Acrocorinth from Temple of Apollo|
|The Lechaion Road|
|Inscription of "synagogue of the Hebrews"|
Luke, the author of Acts, tells us Paul was in the "synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks." (Acts 18:4) The remains of the sign of the synagogue and a capital with menorahs engraved on it has been found in the ruins. The rhythm of marketplace and places of worship marked his strategy to engage the people he came to tell the Good News.
A couple of historical markers in the biblical record give us handles on verifying the dating of events while Paul was in Corinth. The most important one in both the biblical record and in the ruins of the ancient city is Paul's appreance before Gallio , who was "proconsul of Achaia." The dates of Gallio in Corinth can be externally supported to have begun around the autumn of AD 51. (Bruce, 351-352) This marker helps us date Paul's travels on either side of this incident and also addresses the challenged historical accuracy of Luke's writings.
|The Bema or "place of judgment"|
|Veiled Statue of Caesar Augustus|
Yes, just as I carried a flag for B. H. Carroll to the summit of Mt. Rainier, I carried it to Greece with me. Since I did not have time to climb Acrocorinth, I chose the next most prominent object in the ruins, the "place of judgment" or bema.
I have so much more to share and show, but I will have to save those for the next time I teach Paul and his writings, or 1 and 2 Corinthians.