Paul epistle to the believers in Rome at the heart of the Roman Empire around A.
Luke The present one at Corinth was voluntary, and shows that even in pagan countries he systematically studied the prejudices of his Jewish brethren. Wesley's Explanatory Notes And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: The only practical value of this incident arises from its bearing upon present practice.
Priscilla and Aquila.
Kechries - Wikipedia
Servant of the Church. Diakonia, the exact word used in this verse, means a messenger, a deacon, a minister of the church. Even under the Old Covenant vows were optional.
According to Acts It seems to have been the act of Aquila alone; and therefore both Paul and Priscilla are mentioned before Aquila; and it is natural to refer the vow to the latter. The participle is masculine and so cannot refer to Priscilla.
Luke to show that Paul counselled observance of the law, and did not tempt him to break it, as he was afterwards accused of doing, Acts Archaeological evidence indicates that trade with other Mediterranean regions continued into the 7th Century CE. Paul commands the Roman Christians to "receive her in the Lord" meaning to receive her as a faithful Christian, and a member of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ in a religious manner worthy of the saints.
Therefore a proper Nazarite vow is here entirely out of the question; it is to be understood as a private vow votum civile which Aquila had resting upon him, and which he discharged at Cenchreae by the shaving of his head. It is evident that Judaizers did afterwards make a very great disturbance in that church; but whatever was the particular reason, it appears that St. Moses made many regulations in regard to vows.
Cenchreae - Wiktionary
There was soon after a Christian church there: The ministers of the gospel, without the imputation of vain-glory, or seeking popular applause, may warrantably desire, and occasionally lay hold upon, an opportunity of dispensing the word to a numerous auditory, in hope that casting the net among many, they may inclose some. New York, USA. Russia, country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. A Church was established there probably by Paul, and from thence his messenger, Phebe, bore his letter to the Romans, Romans Galatia 2.
Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary
In the light of Acts There are 57 days til Easter! This conclusion seems plausible, since 1 Phoebe is the only person commended at the beginning of Romans and there is no indication that she is arriving in Rome after the letter arrives; 2 Phoebe is from Cenchrea, the eastern port of Corinth, where Paul was believed to be staying for the winter of AD; and 3 Phoebe appears to be a woman of means who would be able to travel from seaport to seaport to carry out her own personal business.
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Definition of Cenchreae. Meaning of Cenchreae. Synonyms of Cenchreae
By the Nazarite vow, a Jew for a period consecrated himself to God, avoiding strong drink, and allowing his hair to grow unsheared. At Jerusalem when the ceremony was completed the head was shaven see Acts Heath, J. Denis the Carthusian For he had a vow, that is, Paul, not Aquila. The number of permanent residents of Kechries is small, and many houses there are used seasonally by owners who reside elsewhere.
There is nothing in the text that absolutely obliges us to understand this action as belonging to St. Paul during his lengthened Corinthian residence. Edit Mode.