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Lessons We Learn from Silas

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Introduction

Praise the Lord
Today I’m going to take another Character from the Book of Acts. It’s Silas.
We are going to look at the lessons that we could learn from him.

His Name

Silas had two names used in the Scripture, Silasand Silvanus.
The name Silas is used 13 times in the New Testament, all in the book of Acts (15:22, 27, 32, 34, 40; 16:19, 25, 29; 17:4, 10, 14, 15; 18:5).
His other name, Silvanus, is used only four times and only in the epistles (1 Pet. 5:12; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1; 2 Cor. 1:19).

His Name

Etymology
Luke refers to him as Silas (Σίλας, Silas) in the book of Acts (Acts 15:22), while Paul and Peter refer to him as Silvanus (Σιλουανός, Silouanos) in their letters (2 Cor 1:19; 1 Thess 1:1; 2 Thess 1:1; 1 Pet 5:12).
Silas is most likely a Semitic name, and Silvanus is the Latinized rendering.
Silva is a Latin word meaning “wood.” Silvanus was also a Roman deity.

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