From Jerusalem (ex Ierousalhm). Probably correct text, though D has apo. Westcott and Hort follow Aleph B in reading ei (to) Jerusalem, an impossible reading contradicted by Acts 11:29 ; Acts 13:1 . The ministration (diakonian) referred to is that in Acts 11:29 which may have taken place, in point of time, after the death of Herod. Taking with them (sunparalabonte). Taking along (para) with (sun) them, John Mark from Jerusalem ( Acts 12:12 ) to Antioch ( Acts 13:1 ). The aorist participle does not express subsequent action as Rackham here argues (Robertson, Grammar, pp. 861-863).