Bible Study #61 John Ogwyn

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Published: December 21st 2013

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Bible Study #61  by  John Ogwyn

Bible Study #61 by John Ogwyn
December 21st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 26 pages | ISBN: | 9.21 Mb

Life and Letters of Paul Series—1 CorinthiansWe are getting into the book of 1 Corinthiansthis evening. I would like to comment by wayof background on 1 Corinthians, particularlythe background of the city of Corinth. Corinthwas a city inMoreLife and Letters of Paul Series—1 CorinthiansWe are getting into the book of 1 Corinthiansthis evening.

I would like to comment by wayof background on 1 Corinthians, particularlythe background of the city of Corinth. Corinthwas a city in Greece. It was, really, thecommercial capital of Greece. It was a majorport and it had all the major problems of ports.In some ways, it was the “New Orleans” of itsday, perhaps in more ways than one.

Corinth, atthe time of the Apostle Paul, had a population ofabout 400,000, just a little bit smaller than thecity of New Orleans. It was a very major worldcity in that day. There were only three cities thathad a larger population than Corinth at the timeof Paul: the cities of Rome (Italy), Alexander(Egypt) and Antioch (Syria). The population wasmainly Greek, but there were others therebecause Corinth was a very cosmopolitan city.As a result of being a very busy seaport, thewealth and the life of Corinth were reallyproverbial in the ancient world.The temple of Aphrodite, the patron deity, sat ona large hill that overlooked the city of Corinth.

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