The boot-shaped peninsula extending about 750 miles from the Alps into the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. By NT times, there were Jews living in Rome and elsewhere in Italy. Among those banished by a decree of Claudius (ca. 49 CE) were Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:2). On his way to Rome, Paul sailed up the west coast from Rhegium to Puteoli, where he encountered fellow Christians, and others came out from Rome to welcome him along the Appian Way (Acts 27:1; Acts 28:13-16). “Those from Italy” sent greetings to the addressees of Hebrews (Heb 13:24). In Acts 10:1, Cornelius is identified as a centurion of the “Italian Cohort,” stationed in Caesarea.
2There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave ... View more
Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more
13then we weighed anchor and came to Rhegium. After one day there a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.14There we found believers an ... View more
24Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy send you greetings.
Peter and Cornelius
1In Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it was called.