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  Paul of Tarsus
   Paul was a product of the Jewish diaspora and was born in the Cilician city of Tarsus in Asia Minor; unlike all the other earliest followers of Christianity, he was not a native of Palestine.
There was, Paul argued, a deeper intent or spirit to the Law given the Hebrews; that intent or spirit was summed up in the teachings and the death of Jesus of Nazareth and was inscribed in every human soul.
While Paul, like Jesus of Nazareth, seemed to believe that the end of the world would happen within the generation of his listeners, he nevertheless downplayed the eschatological aspects of the religion, preferring instead to focus on the personal salvation aspects of the teachings.
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  Paul of Tarsus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul is described in the New Testament as a Hellenized Jew and Roman citizen from Tarsus (in present-day Turkey).
Paul also wrote that Jesus appeared to him "last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time" (1 Cor 15:8 KJV), and frequently claimed that his authority as "Apostle to the Gentiles" came directly from God (Gal 1:13–16), and "not from man".
Paul believed the advantage of the Jews was their being entrusted with the oracles of heaven, and that the law was upon them.
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 Paul of Tarsus
Paul of Tarsus (originally Saul) is considered by many Christians to be the most important disciple of Jesus, and next to Jesus the most important figure in the development of Christianity.
Paul described himself as an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin and a Pharisee (Rom.
Paul was born a Roman citizen; he used that status to appeal his conviction to Rome and spent two years of his life in detention there (Acts 28:30).
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 Biography of Paul of Tarsus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, both sources have their own weaknesses: Paul's surviving letters were written during a short period of his life, perhaps only between AD 50 - 58; and the author of Acts makes a number of statements that have drawn suspicion (e.g., the fact Paul was present at the death of Stephen [7:58]).
Paul himself offers no clear description of the event in any of his surviving letters, and this, along with the fact that the author of Acts describes Paul's conversion with subtle differences in two later passages, has led some scholars to question whether Paul's vision actually occurred.
Paul's writings on social issues were just as influential on the life and beliefs of the Christian culture ever since as were his doctrinal statements.
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Paul (9:1-19; 22:3-21; 26:9-23) presenting some slight differences, which it is not difficult to harmonize and which do not affect the basis of the narrative, which is perfectly identical in substance.
Paul more allusions to the life and teachings of Christ than would be suspected at first sight, and the casual way in which they are made shows that the Apostle knew more on the subject than he had the occasion, or the wish to tell.
Paul's doctrine is Christocentric, that it is at base a soteriology, not from a subjective standpoint, according to the ancient prejudice of the founders of Protestantism who made justification by faith the quintessence of Paulinism, but from the objective standpoint, embracing in a wide synthesis the person and work of the Redeemer.
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 Talk:Paul of Tarsus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul was not trying to be tolerant/intolerant to anybody, he was expounding the religion's view on marriage, sexual morality etc. It is a view that at times roughly coincided with the one common in society, e.g.
I have been on the ebionite website and they state that they believe that Paul was a fraud and an opportunist who usurped the teachings of Jesus and that the anti-christ in revelations was Paul in his position as an agent of Rome.
Paul asserted that Jesus was crucified, suffered under Pontius Pilated, died and was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day, 'according to the Scriptures'.
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Eastward from Tarsus ran an important road crossing the Sarus at Adana and the Pyramus at Mopsuestia; there it divided, one branch running southeastward by way of Issus to Antioch on the Orontes, while another turned slightly northward to Castabala, and thence ran due East to the passage of the Euphrates at Zeugma.
The outcome was the reorganization of Tarsus as an autonomous city with a coinage of its own, which took place under Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164), probably in 171 BC.
Other philosophers of Tarsus were Nestor, a representative of the Academy, and tutor of Marcellus, Augustus' nephew and destined successor, and of Tiberius, Plutiades and Diogenes; the latter was also famous as an improvisatore, and indeed the Tarsians in general were famed for their ease and fluency in impromptu speaking.
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 Paul of Tarsus - Wikinfo
Paul did much to advance Christianity among the gentiles, and is considered one of the primary sources of early Church doctrine.
Related to Paul's interpretation of the resurrection are his concepts of faith, which he explains through his explanation of Abraham, and of righteousness and the forgiveness for sins, using language that Augustine of Hippo later elaborated on in his formulation of original sin.
Paul's notion that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers at the time of their conversion is integral to his soteriology, ecclesiology, missiology, and eschatology.
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 Biblical Tours In Turkey,Tours Saint Pauls Journeys ,St. Paul's Travels Tours In Turkey And Greece,Holly Tours In Turkey
But Paul's life took an unexpected turn  he himself had a vision of the risen Jesus, and turned from stamping out the new movement to spreading its teachings as fast and as far as possible.
Through times of persecution, strife, and success, Paul would forever cling to his very personal understanding of the movement, an understanding that was soon embraced from the high plains of Turkey to the very walls of Rome.
Tarsus in the first century was one of the urban centers of the Eastern Mediterannean.
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 Paul of Tarsus - Christianity Knowledge Base
Paul is described in the New Testament as a Hellenized Jew and Roman citizen from Tarsus (in present-day Turkey).
Related to Paul's interpretation of the resurrection are his concepts of faith, which he explains through his explanation of Abraham (see Paul's letter to the Galatians), and of righteousness and the forgiveness of sins, Augustine of Hippo later elaborated upon this concept in his formulation of original sin.
Paul's notion that the Holy Spirit dwells within all believers at the time of their conversion is integral to his soteriology, ecclesiology, missiology, and eschatology.
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 Tarsus, St.Paul's Well, Turkey-Adiyamanli.org
It is an ancient city, on the alluvial plain of ancient Cilicia, the birthplace of St. Paul (Acts of the Apostles 22:3).
Tarsus' prosperity between the 5th century BC and the Arab invasions in the 7th century AD was based primarily on its fertile soil, its commanding
During the Roman and early Byzantine periods, Tarsus was one of the leading cities of the Eastern Empire, with an economy based on agriculture and an important linen industry.
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 Paul the Apostle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paul also appears in the pages of the Acts of the Apostles, attributed to Luke, so that it is possible to compare the account of his life in the Acts with his own account in his various letters.
Paul himself is very reticent about the precise character of his conversion (Gal 1:11-24) though he uses it as authority for his independence of the apostles.
Paul claimed his right as a Roman citizen to be tried in Rome, but owing to the inaction of the governor Antonius Felix, Paul languished in confinement at Caesarea for two years.
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 Saint Paul of Tarsus presented in Religion section
Acts states that Paul was the head of a delegation from the Antiochene church that came to discuss whether new converts needed to be circumcised.
Upon Paul’s arrival in Jerusalem with the relief funds requested at the Council of Jerusalem (Galatians 2:10), Paul was recognized outside the Jewish Temple and was nearly beaten to death by a mob, who supposed that Paul had brought his traveling companion (a Greek) into the Temple, thus “defiling” it.
Acts only recounts Paul’s life until he arrived in Rome, around 61; and although the details are not specific it is clear that he traveled much of the eastern Mediterranean Sea coastal area for twenty years prior (around 40 to 60), in what are often referred to as the Four Missionary Journeys.
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 Paul, St. Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Paul, whose original name was Saul or Sh'aul, was born in the town of Tarsus, Cilicia (in modern southeastern Turkey), of Jewish parents belonging to the tribe of Benjamin.
It is safe to assume that Paul's earliest language was Koine Greek, the household language of all educated Roman citizens throughout the empire.
It seems certain that Paul studied in Jerusalem during the three years of Jesus' public life and that he was present at the time that Jesus was crucified by the Romans.
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 The Paul Page: Dedicated to the New Perspective on Paul
Paul as the New Abraham by Pamela Eisenbaum.
Paul's Letter to the Galatians is an article which briefly summarizes the Galatian controversy in light of the new perspective.
Paul and Judaism by Mark D. Nanos is a lecture delivered at the Central States Regional SBL in March 2004.
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 Jewish Scholar from Tarsus
Paul was born in Tarsus, the capital of the province of Cilicia, in Asia Minor, and one of the great literary centers of the world.
But it was not simply in his manners, and in his tastes and interests, that Paul revealed the influence of Tarsus; his philosophical and theological conceptions were also molded to no small degree by certain intellectual tendencies that were abroad in the Greek world of the period.
Paul, to be sure, was very much freer than most of his contemporaries form exegetical vagaries, and his Scripture interpretation was comparatively sober.
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 Saul of Tarsus and Christ's Blood
Tarsus, on the northern side of the Mediterranean, in what is now Turkey, was a bustling seaport, 2000 years old when Saul arrived in about year 40 C.E. This big, cosmopolitan city was a mixture of many cultures, and the ancient religion of the god Mithras was prominent among them.
Paul was of slight stature, bowlegged, blind in one eye, and probably had some deformity of body.
Paul of Tarsus was persecuted, by Romans and Jews, though the Christian cult was still viewed as an oddity by most people.
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 Paul - Theopedia
Saul (his name before his conversion) was born in Tarsus (Acts 9:11, 22:3), was an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin, circumcised on the eighth day, and was a Pharisee (Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5).
Paul was brought up in Jerusalem and "trained in the school of Gamaliel according to the strict interpretation of our ancestral law," (Acts 22:3).
Paul was soon to understand what Jesus meant when he said, "for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name," (Acts 9:16).
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Tarsus was the first urban centre with the amenities of civilization after crossing the Cilician Gates to the south, and thus an indispensable stage to recover before travelling on to Syria and the countries beyond.
Recent excavations have shown that Tarsus was a smaller flourishing copy of Antioch on the Orontes during the Roman period.
Although ancient literature refers to Tarsus as a seat of Greek philosophy, famous for its Stoic school, it is known that St Paul, having spent most of his youth in Jerusalem, did not have the chance to make use of this opportunity.
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 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean » Paul of Tarsus (Philip A. Harland)
Both Paul and Seneca seem to be concerned with modifying perceptions of status in some cases and with alleviating the negative treatments that could flow from status-distinctions, but neither had in mind an end to slavery.
This is the situation which leads Paul to his very sarcastic response, in which he argues that he is at least as good as these super-apostles (12:11) and in which he engages in all kinds of over-the-top boasting while asserting that he doesn’t like to.
Paul was addressing a situation where other leaders of the Jesus movement had come to Galatia and were requiring, naturally, that Gentiles be circumcized and follow the Torah in order to belong to a Jewish movement.
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 Paul Tarsus Epilepsy
If I have put the Letters of Paul and the to know his/her illness depended on the fact that to that times he believed that the epilepsy was A Jew by birth and by training Paul is also a native of Tarsus and a nervous Roman citizen.
BY JEFFERY L. He was born Saul in the town of Tarsus in what is now southern speculated it could have been a physical malady such as epilepsy Thus in Chapter 9 we come to the conversion of the Apostle Paul.
Young Saul of Tarsus the enemy One of the earliest was to suggest that Paul was suffering from epilepsy; that on the road to Damascus T/F The New Testament describes the manner of death of Paul of Tarsus; T/F flesh?
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