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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible


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SALAMIS , which must not be confused with the scene of the great battle between Xerxes and the Greeks in b.c. 480, was the first place visited by Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey ( Acts 13:5 ). It existed as early as the 6th cent. b.c. as an important Greek town on the E. coast of Cyprus. In Roman times it remained a flourishing commercial city, and the eastern half of the island was governed from there. There were very many Jews in Cyprus. Christianity was early preached there ( Acts 11:19-20 ), and among early converts were Mnason ( Acts 21:16 ) and Barnabas ( Acts 4:36 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Salamis'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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