While on his second missionary journey St. Paul with Silas stayed at Thessalonica, in the house of one Jason. The name of Jason means "he that will cure." This Jason was probably the same one referred to with Timothy, Lucius and Sosipater as the kinsmen of Paul in his letter to the Romans. The Jews assaulted Jason's house in order to seize Paul, but failing to find him, they dragged Jason before the ruler of the city.

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Whom Jason has received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

There is a Greek legend that places Jason as Bishop of Tarsus in Cicilia, going with St. Sosipater, Bishop of Iconium, to Corfu, evangelizing that island, and dying there.
[308, Acts 17:1-9, Romans 16:21]

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