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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    wood, a prominent member of the church at Jerusalem; also called
    Silvanus. He and Judas, surnamed Barsabas, were chosen by the
    church there to accompany Paul and Barnabas on their return to
    Antioch from the council of the apostles and elders (Acts
    15:22), as bearers of the decree adopted by the council. He
    assisted Paul there in his evangelistic labours, and was also
    chosen by him to be his companion on his second missionary tour
    (Acts 16:19-24). He is referred to in the epistles under the
    name of Silvanus (2 Cor. 1:19; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1; 1
    Pet. 5:12). There is no record of the time or place of his

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Silas, three, or the third