''Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders............. to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The men chosen were
The apostles and elders chose Judas and Silas from among them to accompany Paul and Barnabas to Antioch. They were chosen to deliver a letter to the believers in Antioch, clarifying the issue of whether Gentile converts needed to follow Jewish customs and laws. Judas and Silas were known as leaders in the church, and they had the support and approval of the apostles and elders.