Antioch Cyprus: Paphos

Cyprus: Salamis

 

Acts

13:4-5 

Paul, Barnabas, and a Christian named John Mark sailed from Antioch to the Cyprus. They landed at Salamis on the island's eastern coast and spoke the word of God at various places, including synagogues.

Context: Cyprus is a large island in the eastern Mediterranean that came under Roman control in the first century B.C. Salamis was one of the island's major cities. Cyprus had a significant Jewish population in Paul's time. Jews from Cyrus, who joined the Christian community in Antioch, were instrumental in extending the gospel to non-Jews there. Paul's companion Barnabas was a Jew from Cyprus who became a Christian in Jerusalem (Acts 4:36). After a dispute with Paul, Barnabas and John Mark would later return to Cyprus while Paul went to Asia Minor (Acts 15:39).

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