Cenchreae and surrounding area

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Acts 18:18 Paul, having stayed after this many more days, took his leave of the brothers, and sailed from there for Syria, together with Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head in Cenchreae, for he had a vow.

Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae,


sen'-kre-e (Kegchreai, Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek Kenchreai; the King James Version incorrectly Cenchrea): A seaport of Corinth on the eastern side of the isthmus (see CORINTH). Here according to Acts 18:18, Paul had his hair shorn before sailing for Syria, since he had a vow. A local church must have been established there by Paul, since Phoebe, the deaconess of Cenchrea, was entrusted with the Epistle to the Romans, and was commended to them in the highest terms by the apostle, who charged them to "assist her in whatsoever matter she may have need" (Romans 16:1, 2).

CEN'CHREA, was the eastern harbor of Corinth and 5 ms. e. from the city, the remains of which are called Kenkris. It is 820 ms. n.w. from Jerusalem, 140 ms. due w. from Ephesus. Pronounced sen'kre-a.
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