Gallio Inscription

Gallio Inscription

View of the most up–to–date reconstruction of the nine fragments of the Gallio Inscription that was discovered at Delphi.  Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia while Paul was in Corinth (Acts 18:12).

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.

To view the fragment (largest portion—upper left) in which the name Gallio is inscribed Click Here.

For a brief description of Delphi Click Here.