Corinth was the chief town of the Roman province of Achaia. It was located on the isthmus connecting the Peloponnesus with the mainland of Greece, possessing a harbor on both eastern and western sides. It was a port city of wealth and influence.
Significant Events: Paul lived in Corinth for a year and six months and established the Church here (Acts 18:1–18). Paul wrote several letters to members of the Church in the area of Corinth, two of which are now in the New Testament (1 and 2 Corinthians). The Epistle to the Romans was likely written from Corinth. (See BD Corinth.)