Titius Justus

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According to Acts  18, 7  LUT, Titius Justus was a God-fearing man who lived in Corinth at the time of Paul's second missionary trip .

After Paul had convinced many Jews and Greeks of Jesus as the Christ in the synagogue there, resistance arose against him, whereupon he turned to the non-Jewish inhabitants of Corinth. As a result, he came to the house of Titius Justus, which was located near the synagogue. This thus became the Christian community's own meeting place. The designation as "God-fearing" shows Titius Justus as a former pagan who took part in the synagogue service and partially obeyed the Mosaic laws, but who, unlike the proselytes, had not yet legally converted to Judaism through circumcision .

Individual evidence

  1. Stuttgart Explanatory Bible. 2nd Edition. German Biblical Society , Stuttgart 1992, ISBN 3-438-01121-2 , p. 1412, as well as declaration of facts p. 30 and 55