An island of the Mediterranean to the south of Cilicia. It was the native country of Barnabas, who together with Saint Paul traversed the whole of it in their apostolic journeys (Acts 13:4 et seq.).

MLA Citation

  • Bishop Geremia Bonomelli, D.D.. “Cyprus”. A Small Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Dictionary for Understanding the New Testament, 1909. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 January 2020. Web. 7 May 2021. <>