Even now (arti). Just now, Timothy having come (elqonto Timoqeou, genitive absolute). Why Silas is not named is not clear, unless he had come from Beroea or elsewhere in Macedonia. Glad tidings of (euaggelisamenou). First aorist middle participle of the verb for evangelizing (gospelizing). Good remembrance (mneian). Same word used by Paul Galatians 1:2 . Longing to see us (epipoqounte hma idein). Old and strong verb, epi-, directive, to long after. Mutual longing that pleased Paul ("we also you").