Cenchrea in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Cenchrea or Cenchreae. Now Kikries; from Greek Kenchri, "the
millet," a grain abounding there. The harbor of Corinth on the
Saronic gulf, and its channel of trade with Asia Minor, as
Lechaeum, on the Corinthian gulf, was with Italy and the W.
Corinth was joined by walls to Lechaeum; so that the pass
between Corinth and Cenchrea (nine miles apart from one
another) was the only one into the Morea from Greece. Paul
sailed from Cenchrea, returning to Syria from his second
missionary journey (Acts 18:18), after having shorn his head
there in fulfillment of a vow. He wrote to the Romans in his
third journey, and alludes to the church at Cenchrea, of which
Phoebe was "deaconess" (Greek Romans 16:1).
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