eagle, a native of Pontus, by occupation a tent-maker, whom Paul met on his first visit to Corinth ( Acts 18:2 ). Along with his wife Priscilla he had fled from Rome in consequence of a decree (A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city. Paul sojourned with him at Corinth, and they wrought together at their common trade, making Cilician hair-cloth for tents. On Paul's departure from Corinth after eighteen months, Aquila and his wife accompanied him to Ephesus, where they remained, while he proceeded to Syria ( Acts 18:18 Acts 18:26 ). When they became Christians we are not informed, but in Ephesus they were ( 1 Corinthians 16:19 ) Paul's "helpers in Christ Jesus." We find them afterwards at Rome ( Romans 16:3 ), interesting themselves still in the cause of Christ. They are referred to some years after this as being at Ephesus ( 2 Timothy 4:19 ). This is the last notice we have of them.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Aquila". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".