Concordia Theological Monthly

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corinth, rome, st. paul, strabo, christians, aphrodite, aquila, st. mark, pontus, seneca

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Chapter 10 of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans has been called in question by some of the higher critics. To one who realizes that Rome then was the center of Mediterranean civilization and that men (and women) incessantly came and went there for a multitude of motives, there is nothing wonderful in the preponderance of Greek names over Latin in that chapter. Prisca (Priscilla) and Aquila pursued there the manufacturing of tent-cloth; but they were natives of the province of Pontus. Paul himself, a Roman citizen by birth, was a native of Tarsus, capital of Cilicia. I will dwell a little on that town. Let us see what our best authority, Strabo, tells us.


History of Christianity

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Romans 16:3; 2 Corinthians 13:11;

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