Paul spend two years at Ephesus in his third journey (Acts 19). From here Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians. It was the “birthplace” of Artemis. The temple build in her honor was one of the seven wonders of the world.Orgiastic warship of Cybele, fertility goddess whom the Greeks equated with Artemis, was here. Paul’s preaching against idols clashed with Demetrius the silver smith, resulting in a riot at the theatre.