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In New Testament times, the city of Corinth (located in southern Greece about 50 miles from Athens) was a rapidly growing cosmopolitan shipping and trade center. It was also a city of religious diversity having several temples dedicated to Greek, Roman and Egyptian deities. Paul spent about 18 months in Corinth and planted a church there. Two of Paul’s New Testament epistles were written to that church (1 & 2 Corinthians)

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