Bruce, F.F. The Book of Acts Revised. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988. Kindle Electronic Edition. “IV. Church Extension from Antioch and Apostolic Decree at Jerusalem (12:25-15:35)” “B. Cyprus (13:4-12)” pp. 246-250.
After leaving Antioch, sent by the church, Barnabas and Saul sailed to Cyprus. Bruce traces the history of Cyprus in brief (Bruce 1988, 246). Barnabas and Saul were accompanied by John Mark, a relative of Barnabas. According to their custom, the Gospel was first presented in the Jewish synagogue (Bruce 1988, 247).
In Paphos, a city of Cyprus, Barnabas and Saul had an audience with the proconsul. He had a sorcerer in his service. This sorcerer attempted to draw attention away from the Gospel (Bruce 1988, 248). Saul pronounced God’s judgment against the man, in the form of temporary blindness (Bruce 1988, 249). The outcome of the interview is uncertain. Bruce does not know what the proconsul was believing in or if there was any ongong evidence of Christianity.