CORINTH

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
Acts 18:9-11

Gallio's Judgment Seat

Gallio, the proconsul of Achaia, would have stood on the upper platform of the Bema to judge cases made from the lower platform. The interesting thing in Acts 18:12-16 is that Gallio throws out the case against Paul before Paul defends himself. Almost all of the Bema structure has been found and stands in the center of the forum in Corinth. For more information about Gallio, see Delphi. 

Erastus Inscription

Erastus, in return for his aedileship (city administrator) ‎laid the pavement at his own expense.
Erastus was an uncommon name in Corinth but is found three times in the New Testament (Rom. 16:23, 2 Tim. 4:20, Acts. 19:22). The Erastus Inscription likely refers to the same Erastus that was a close friend of Paul and leader in the church. The stone inscription dates to the mid-first century, which is when Paul visited Corinth for the first time. 

CORINTH

Approx. 80,000-150,000 People in Paul's Day
Located near the Isthmus (a narrow strip of land between two major seaports), Corinth was an international crossroads of commerce and travel and was a gateway between Asia and Europe. Corinth was a Roman Colony and was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the Empire and functioned as the capital of the Achaia region.

Click the map to explore when Paul visited the city of Corinth and the other key locations in the book of Acts.