Exploring Greece, Israel, and Jordan– Part Thirty Six

The port city of Corinth on the Aegean side is Cenchreae, where Paul stayed in the house of Phoebe, the first person to be called a deacon in early Christianity, and Paul’s own patroness. She seems in addition to have been the person whom Paul entrusted the crucial letter to the Romans with, having written it in her house (see Rom. 16). She was tasked to take it to Rome while Paul returned to Jerusalem in about A.D. 57. Here is the harbor from which Paul will have sailed, heading for the coast of Turkey and beyond…

Just up the road was the isthmus, with no canal then available, and certainly no bungy jumping!!


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