a prominent member of the church
also called Silvanus. He and Judas,
by the church there to accompany Paul
and Barnabas on
their return to Antioch
from the council
of the apostles and elders (Acts 15:22
), as bearers of the decree adopted by the council. He assisted Paul there in his evangelistic labours, and was also chosen by him to be his companion on his second missionary tour (Acts 16:19-24
). He is referred to in the epistles
under the name of Silvanus (2 Cor.
1:19; 1 Thess. 1:1
; 2 Thess. 1:1
; 1 Pet. 5:12
). There is no
record of the time or place of his death.