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Cenchrea

Cenchrea [N] [H]

millet, the eastern harbour of Corinth, from which it was distant about 9 miles east, and the outlet for its trade with the Asiatic shores of the Mediterranean. When Paul returned from his second missionary journey to Syria, he sailed from this port ( Acts 18:18 ). In Romans 16:1 he speaks as if there were at the time of his writing that epistle an organized church there. The western harbour of Corinth was Lechaeum, about a mile and a half from the city. It was the channel of its trade with Italy and the west.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cenchrea". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Cenchrea [N] [E]

millet; small pulse
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Cenchrea'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Cenchrea, or Cenchrea

(accurately Cenchreae ) (millet ), the eastern harbor of Corinth (i.e. its harbor on the Saronic Gulf) and the emporium of its trade with the Asiatic shores of the Mediterranean, as Lechaeum on the Crointhian Gulf connected it with Italy and the west. St. Paul sailed from Cenchrae, ( Acts 18:18 ) on his return to Syria from his second missionary journey. An organized church seems to have been formed here. ( Romans 16:1 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cenchrea, or Cenchrea'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.