Paul (Saul of Tarsus)

(fl. 1st cent)
   Early Christian evangelist. He was born in Tarsus in Asia Minor, and was a Roman citizen. He studied under Gamaliel the Elder. As a result of a vison he was converted to Christianity, changed his name from Saul to Paul, and travelled throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East as an 'aspotle to the gentiles'. His epistles form a central part of the New Testament.

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  • Saul of Tarsus —    see Paul …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Paul —    =Saul (q.v.) was born about the same time as our Lord. His circumcision name was Saul, and probably the name Paul was also given to him in infancy for use in the Gentile world, as Saul would be his Hebrew home name. He was a native of Tarsus,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • Paul — Paul, Saint (?3AD ?68AD) a Christian ↑apostle (=someone chosen by Jesus to teach and spread the Christian religion) whose original name was Saul of Tarsus. As a young man he refused to accept Christian beliefs and treated Christians very cruelly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Saul — noun 1. (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines) • Topics: ↑Old Testament • Instance Hypernyms: ↑king, ↑male monarch, ↑Rex 2. ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tarsus (city) — Infobox Settlement settlement type = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = Turkey timezone=EET utc offset=+2 map caption =Location of Tarsus within Turkey. timezone DST=EEST utc offset DST=+3 official name = Tarsus image caption = Berdan… …   Wikipedia

  • Paul, the Apostle, Saint — ▪ Christian Apostle Introduction original name  Saul of Tarsus  born 4 BCE?, Tarsus in Cilicia [now in Turkey] died 62–64, Rome [Italy]  one of the leaders of the first generation of Christians, often considered to be the second most important… …   Universalium

  • Paul — noun 1. United States feminist (1885 1977) • Syn: ↑Alice Paul • Instance Hypernyms: ↑feminist, ↑women s rightist, ↑women s liberationist, ↑libber 2. (New Testament) a Christian mission …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saul — /sawl/, n. 1. the first king of Israel. I Sam. 9. 2. Also called Saul of Tarsus. the original name of the apostle Paul. Acts 9:1 30; 22:3. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning asked for. * * * I Hebrew Shaul flourished 11th century BC …   Universalium

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