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A Trip to Ancient Corinth

I recently traveled to Greece for a speaking engagement, and I had a day to make a side trip to the ancient ruins of Corinth. This was my first trip to Greece and Corinth. Both made a significant impact on my life and perspective on the biblical record of Paul, the Apostle's, ministry there. While the overall experience was deeply meaningful, I will stick to my day in Corinth.

As you know from Acts 18:1-17, Paul came to Corinth from Athens and stayed there for a year and a half. He would have most likely walked through the city on the Lechaion road with Acrocorinth towering in the background and lined with shops. Here he may have met the Jewish couple from Rome who made tents like him. (Acts 18:2-3) The agora, or, marketplace, was the primary mission point for Paul. This was his habit most every where he went. (Acts 17:17)

 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 si…