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Cenchrea

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Cenchrea (sĕn'kre-ah, accurately Cenchreæ, as it is spelt in the R. V.). The eastern harbor of Corinth, on the Saronic Gulf, and the emporium of its trade with the Asiatic shores of the Mediterranean, about nine miles east of that city; the western harbor was Lechæum. A church was formed at Cenchrea, of which Phebe was a deaconess. Romans 16:1. Paul sailed from, thence to Ephesus. Acts 18:18. The town was full of idolatrous monuments and shrines. It is now called Kikries.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Cenchrea'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/c/cenchrea.html. 1893.

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