“And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:5 In the synagogues - Using all opportunities that offered.
Ac 13:5 Salamis. The eastern seaport. A day's run would carry them from Seleucia to Salamis. The distance is only about fifty miles. Preached . . . in the synagogues. That there was more than one shows that the Jews were very numerous. In the reign of Trajan, a half century later, they were numerous enough in Cyprus to almost exterminate the Gentile population, and were only put down after the arrival of the Roman general, Hadrian, afterwards emperor, with a great army. They had also John. Mark. He probably acted as baptist. He was related to Barnabas (Col 4:10).