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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.

Noah Moses

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