Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Three days after his arrival in the province, Festus went from Cesarea to Jerusalem:
said he, in taking his leave, I must necessarily keep the approaching feast at Jerusalem: after which I will return to you if God permit.
Of this the church at Jerusalem being appriz'd, they order'd Barnabas to go to Antioch;
and being arrived at Jerusalem, they were receiv'd by the church, by the apostles, and presbyters, to whom they related all that God had done by them.
When we were arriv'd at Jerusalem, the brethren receiv'd us with joy.
In the mean time they who were dispers'd upon the persecution that arose after Stephen's time, had travell'd as far as Phenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, without preaching the gospel to any, but Jews only.
Now there were several prophets and teachers in the church of Antioch, as Barnabas, Simeon surnam'd Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
from thence they sailed to Antioch, where they had been recommended to the favour of God, for the commission, which they had now discharg'd.
whom they charg'd with this letter. The apostles, the presbyters, and the brethren, to the Gentile brethren at Antioch, in Syria, and Cilicia, send greeting.