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The Definition of the word Aquila


Eagle, a native of Pontus, by occupation a tent-maker, whom Paul met on his first visit to Corinth (Acts 18:2). Along with his wife Priscilla he had fled from Rome in consequence of a decree (A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city. "Paul sojourned with him at Corinth, and they wrought together at" "their common trade, making Cilician hair-cloth for tents. On" "Paul's departure from Corinth after eighteen months, Aquila and" "his wife accompanied him to Ephesus, where they remained, while" "he proceeded to Syria (Acts 18:18, 26). When they became" "Christians we are not informed, but in Ephesus they were (1 Cor." "16:19) Paul's "helpers in Christ Jesus." We find them afterwards" "at Rome (Rom. 16:3), interesting themselves still in the cause" of Christ. They are referred to some years after this as being at Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:19). This is the last notice we have of them.

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