Silvanus of the Seventy

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Icon of Apostle Silvanus (left), with Crescens and Silas of the Seventy.

Silvanus is mentioned in the New Testament (Acts, various letters of Paul, and 1 Peter) as a co-writer or transcriber of some of these works. He later became Bishop of Thessalonika and died a martyr.[1][citation needed]

In Eastern Orthodox tradition he is assumed to be one of the Seventy Apostles, those followers of Jesus sent out by him in Luke 10.

Silvanus is probably the same person as Silas, also mentioned in various places in the New Testament.[citation needed]

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