From Corinth Back
to Antioch in Syria
In a letter written from Ephesus to the Corinthians, Paul exulted: "a great and effectual opportunity has opened to me, but there are many adversaries" (1 Corinthians 16:9).
Paul spent a short time in Ephesus. His tent-cloth making business partners, Aquila and Priscilla, and perhaps Timothy, remained to continue his work. They were joined by a Jew named Apollos who spoke boldly in the synagogue: "He vigorously refuted the Jews in a public debate, proving from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ" (Acts 18:24-28).
Paul promised "if it is God's will" to return to Ephesus, then he sailed on to Caesarea (below) in Palestine...
...before heading back to Antioch in Syria (below, Orantes/Asi River).