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Sergius Paulus, Proconsul of Cyprus

Sergius Paulus was the governor of Cyprus during the time of Barnabas and Saul’s evangelistic efforts there cir. 44 CE. Archeologists have discovered a stone in Rome commemorating his being appointed as one of the keepers of the banks and channel of the river Tiber. He was appointed to this office in what would have been 47 CE, sometime after he fulfilled his time as governor of Cyprus. According to Luke, he appears to be a God-fearer who worshiped in the local synagogue in New Paphos on the northwestern coast of Cyprus. When he heard Barnabas and Saul preach in the synagogue, he asked the team to meet with him at his residence and tell him more about the word of God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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