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According to (Acts 18:2-3), a Jewish Christian from Pontus in Asia Minor who, like Paul, was a tentmaker (or leatherworker) by trade. Paul lodged with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla (Prisca), during his stay in Corinth, and the couple then accompanied Paul to Ephesus (Acts 18:18-19) and later instructed Apollos when he came to Ephesus (Acts 18:24-26).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.