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The Panama Canal was built on an isthmus in Central America. It was built to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. When ships used the canal they saved time, because they didn’t have to go around South America. It wasn’t as dangerous as the sea going around the cape. It saved money, making the cost of shipping less. It was very valuable.

Even though Corinth didn’t have a canal, it was more beneficial for ships to unload their cargo on one side of the isthmus and carry it to the other side where it was loaded on other ships. Because of this, Corinth became very wealthy, but was, also, godless and immoral. Here in this sinful, cosmopolitan kind of place is a church.

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