All the Women of the Bible - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chloe

Scripture Reference1 Corinthians 1:10, 11

Name Meaning—Green herb

We are not told anything about the background of this Corinthian matron and head of a Christian household. Evidently she was well-known to the Corinthians by her personal name which means “green herb,” and in the Greek represents the first green shoot of plants. Chloe is therefore emblematic of fruitful grace and beauty. It was while he was benefiting from the hospitality of her home that Paul received information of strife among leaders in the Early Church and which he sought to deal with in this first chapter of First Corinthians. The Church at Corinth gave Paul a good deal of concern and heartache because of its low spirituality.

Devotional content drawn from All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.

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