Paphos in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A town in the western end of Cyprus, as Salamis was in the E.
Paul passed through the isle from Salamis to Paphos (Acts
13:6-13.) Here Barnabas and Saul were instrumental in
converting Sergius Paulus the proconsul, in spite of Elymas'
opposition. (See ELYMAS.) Saul is here called Paul when
"filled with the Holy Spirit" he inflicted blindness from "the
hand of the Lord" upon the sorcerer, and thenceforth became
more prominent than Barnabas. Here Aphrodite or Venus was said
to have risen from the foam of the sea. The harbor and town
were at new Paphos, her temple at old Paphos.