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Bible Meaning: Grief, trouble
Strong's Concordance #G882

Achaia, originally a part of the Roman province of Macedonia, was separated into its own senatorial province in 27 B.C. It was generally a wealthy and peaceful part of the Roman Empire whose capital city was Corinth. Well-known cities within its territory included Athens, Sparta and the port town of Cenchrea.

Achaia was one of a few provinces (the others being Asia, Galatia, Macedonia and Syria) the Apostle Paul focused most of his evangelistic efforts. He visited it extensively during his second and third missionary journeys.

Important Verses

1Corinthians 16:15 - 16
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboreth.

2Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Map of New Testament Roman Provinces in Greece

2Corinthians 9:1 - 2
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago: and your zeal hath provoked very many.

2Corinthians 11:9 - 10
And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

1Thessalonians 1:6 - 8
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost (Spirit):

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to god-ward is spread abroad: so that we need not to speak any thing.

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Series Notes
References are based on the
King James Bible translation (KJV).