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Gallio Inscription Detail
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View of the portion of the “Gallio Inscription” from Delphi that mentions Gallio.  In the large fragment, in the fourth line from the top, the Greek form of “Gallio” is clearly visible.

To view all nine pieces of the inscription Click Here.

Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia while Paul was in Corinth (Acts 18:12).   To view the “bema” in Corinth, before which Paul appeared in the presence of Gallio, Click Here.

The inscription is written in Greek and is a copy of a decree of the Roman Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41–54) who commanded L. Iunius Gallio, the governor, to assist in settling additional elite persons in Delphi—in an effort to revitalize it.

The inscription dates between April and July A.D., 52, and from it, it can be deduced that Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia in the previous year.  Thus Paul’s eighteenth month stay in Corinth (Acts 18:1–18) included the year 51.  This inscription is critical in helping to establish the Chronology of Paul as presented in the book of Acts.

For a brief description of Delphi Click Here.