Acts 19:9 declares that during Paul’s lengthy stay—for more than two years—in Ephesus on his third mission, the apostle established a school for the training of his disciples. This school, called the School of Tyrannus, operated for two years until Paul’s departure from Ephesus. The school operated in quarters provided by a patron named Tyrannus. An inscription bearing the name of Tyrannus has been found in Ephesus and is currently on display in the Ephesus Museum. Disciples trained at the school were sent out into the surrounding cities, towns and villages with the gospel message “so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks” (Acts 19:10).