Paul left Athens, seemingly unsuccesful there. He next arrived at Corinth, the bawdy underbelly of the Mediterranean. "Blue collar," "red neck" and "lusty" might well describe this city. So decadent was Corinth that any young girl throughout the region who pursued the path of moral looseness was said to have "Corinthianized."
Yet, in this worldly city, Paul's message seemed to resonate with many. He spent 18 months there, impacting many people and much surrounding territory.
While in Corinth Paul had encounters with synagogue leaders, with Roman Proconsuls and with tent makers. Luke records interesting details of all three.
Also--and this is big--Paul began writing letters that were later collected into a major section of our New Covenant documents. Both letters to the Thessalonians were written while Paul was here at Corinth.
We'll enjoy this chapter.