Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
millet; small pulse
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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).
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