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Corinth
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For readers of the current encyclopedia, the ancient city of Corinth is perhaps most well known as the home city of a group of Christ worshippers to whom Paul the apostle wrote at least three letters in the mid-1st century CE – of which at least one is lost (see 1 Cor 5:9). Since this chapter is likely to be consulted as background to readings of 1 and 2 Corinthians, it will focus mostly on the Roman period, when…

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Økland, Jorunn, “Corinth”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000777>
First published online: 2018



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