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  Crosswalk.com
Saul was born in the city of Tarsus (Acts 21:39,40).
Saul was not satisfied with the work of destruction that he had led about Jerusalem, hence he applied to the authorities for letters to Damascus, in order to bind all of the disciples of the Lord in that distant city, and bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Ananias immediately proceeded to carry out his commission, and entering, laid his hands on Saul, assuring him that Jesus had sent him, and when the blindness caused by the great brightness of the vision, had been relieved, he commanded him to arise and be baptized, which he promptly did (Acts 9:1-18; Acts 22:1-16).
bible.crosswalk.com /Encyclopedias/CondensedBiblicalCyclopedia/cbe.cgi?number=T57   (2769 words)

  
 Sovereign Grace Doctrines - Conversion of the Saul of Tarsus - Grounded In Biblical Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Saul of Tarsus was, by his own boast in Philippians 3:1-11, the epitome of a self-righteous sinner prior to his conversion.
Saul self-righteously boasted of his covenantal ancestry: "circumcised the eighth day." This meant he was born under the covenant of blessing God had made with Abraham and his descendants, and had therefore received the sign of their covenant, circumcision, eight days after his birth (Genesis 17:9-12).
Saul self-righteously boasted of his pious purity: "a Hebrew of the Hebrews." This meant he considered himself "the purest of the pure," the epitome of what the pure should be.
www.norwich.net /ickes/sermons/parks205.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Tarsus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tarsus also was a place of much commerce, situated in a wild and fertile plain on the banks of the cold and limpid Seyhan River.
Tarsus, the chief town of Cilicia, and the birthplace and early residence of the apostle Paul, known then as Saul of Tarsus.
This fragment of the ramparts of Tarsus was destroyed by the enemy, ravaged by fire, and twice restored.
www.ancientroute.com /cities/Tarsus.htm   (1645 words)

  
 Saul of Tarsus, terrorist, christian, Pharisee
Saul of Tarsus believed that he was serving God by finding Christians, throwing them into prison, and even executing them when possible.
Saul of Tarsus met this resurrected Messiah on the road to Damascus.
So Saul of Tarsus took up the sword to convince people that they were wrong for not holding to the religious views of the Jewish authorities.
www.harvardhouse.com /paul.htm   (1621 words)

  
 Paul of Tarsus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul of Tarsus (originally Saul of Tarsus) or Paulus, also known as Saint Paul the Apostle, (CE 3–67) is widely considered to be central to the early development and adoption of Christianity.
Paul is described in the New Testament as a Hellenized Jew and Roman citizen from Tarsus (present-day Turkey), and as a great persecutor of Christians prior to his "Road to Damascus" experience, which brought about Saul's conversion to the religion.
He was born as Saul in Tarsus of Cilicia and received a Jewish education.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_of_Tarsus   (5150 words)

  
 The Baptism of Saul of Tarsus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The baptism of Saul of Tarsus, who became the apostle to the Gentiles and the defender of their salvation through faith, is instructive for us today.
That Saul was immersed is apparent from the way he later compared baptism to a burial: "Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life" (Romans 6:4).
Saul was approaching the Lord as a supplicant seeking cleansing from sin.
www.bellvchurchofchrist.org /baptism_of_saul.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Prince of the Apostles Paul
Saul of Tarsus' aim was to destroy the Church at Antioch.
Saul of Tarsus' aim was to destroy the Church.
Saul of Tarsus' aim was to destroy the Church in Damascus and at Antioch.
www.mliles.com /melkite/apostlepaul.shtml   (1488 words)

  
 Bible Study - Tarsus
Tarsus was the capital city of the Roman province of Cilicia from 72 A.D. (see Ancient Empires - Rome).
Tarsus was known for its wealth and for its great schools which are said to have rivalled Athens and Alexandria.
Tarsus is mentioned by name only 5 times in The Bible, all in relation to the apostle Paul who was born there.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000427.htm   (580 words)

  
 Saul Of Tarsus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The phrase "last of all," indicates that Saul was the last one to whom Jesus appeared for appointing an apostle.
Saul responded to Jesus, "Lord, what do you want me to do." Jesus said, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do" (Ac 9:6).
Saul was not converted by his religious zeal.
www.ykc.com /cofc/Mar2000.htm   (678 words)

  
 Saul of Tarsus and Christ's Blood
Saul's anti Christian stance was abruptly reversed when on the road to Damascus, he had a vision.
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.
Saul (now Paul) no doubt found it easier to convert the Tarsans by weaving the story of Jesus in with their own beliefs, and making it more palatable to them.
www.borndigital.com /tarsus.htm   (2291 words)

  
 Paul
Paul (originally known as Saul) was born in Tarsus, a rich city in southern Turkey.
Saul had become truly, a new man. He was born again.
Wherever the Christians were hiding in the underground, the word went out that Saul, the persecutor, had been stricken blind near Damascus; had seen the Lord Jesus and heard His Voice, had been healed of his blindness by a Christian, and that now he was himself a Christian.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/RomanLinks/Paul.html   (860 words)

  
 Beloved Enemy
Young Saul of Tarsus, the enemy, the persecutor, the relentless pursuer of Christians, is now to be arrested by Jesus Christ, and conscripted to bear the gospel unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
Saul arose from the ground; and when his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.
Saul of Tarsus was crucified, and Jesus Christ was seen in his life from then on.
pbc.org /dp/stedman/acts/0426.html   (4161 words)

  
 A Ready Defense - Did you hear what happened to Saul?
Being born in Tarsus gave him the opportunity to be exposed to the most advanced learning of his day.
Tarsus was a university city known for its stoic philosophers and culture.
And Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.
www.whoisjesus.org /english/resources/areadydefense/ch43   (1486 words)

  
 Theologia :: Apologetics :: Why Did Saul of Tarsus Identify Jesus of Nazareth with the God of Israel?
The god in which Saul of Tarsus believed (quite passionately, to say the very least) was the god whose deeds were recorded in what is now commonly called "the Old Testament" (henceforth to be called "the Hebrew Scripture").
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, bot men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
It was this man who had suffered and died on a cross whom Saul addressed as LORD, as the god he had worshiped from childhood, as the one he had thought he was serving in persecuting the followers of Jesus.
www.hornes.org /theologia/content/mark_horne/why_did_saul_of_tarsus_identify_jesus_of_nazareth_with_the_god_of_israel.htm   (1778 words)

  
 Please explain the conversion of Saul.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Saul saw Jesus and learned that he (Saul) was a religious sinner.
Saul did not, however, have to see Jesus in order to be saved, but to be qualified for the mission the Lord gave him (Acts 26:16-18, 1:22).
Saul went into the city and the preacher, Ananias, came to him (Acts 22:11-15).
www.biblequestions.org /Archives/BQAR290.htm   (294 words)

  
 Imitators of Paul and of the Lord, Part 2, Saul of Tarsus, by Herman R Rocke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The disposition of the flesh was the same in Saul of Tarsus as it was in Paul the apostle.
Saul's father may have bought his citizenship "for a vast sum," assuming that he was a wealthy man like the Roman captain in Acts 22:28.
Saul's early childhood may have been similar to that of Timothy in that his mother may have taught him the gist of the Old Testament stories which formed the background for the great festivals of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles, when all Jewish males were required to appear before God.
www.godstruthfortoday.org /Library/rocke/imitat02.htm   (2430 words)

  
 What happened to Saul of Tarsus?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The account of what happened to Saul is covered three times in the bible, each account adding a little more detail.
Saul, of all people on earth, didn’t deserve what Jesus did for him.
Saul, on the road to Damascus, had that fire poured full strength on him.
members.shaw.ca /cm-ministries/saul.html   (1127 words)

  
 Saint Paul, Saul
He was a native of Tarsus, the capital of Cilicia, a Roman province in the south-east of Asia Minor.
Tarsus was also the seat of a famous university, higher in reputation even than the universities of Athens and Alexandria, the only others that then existed.
As he and his companions rode on, suddenly at mid-day a brilliant light shone round them, and Saul was laid prostrate in terror on the ground, a voice sounding in his ears, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" The risen Saviour was there, clothed in the vesture of his glorified humanity.
mb-soft.com /believe/txo/paul.htm   (3441 words)

  
 The Four Winds - PHB (PEOPLE OF THE LIE: SAUL OF TARSUS: PAUL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Saul was a Roman citizen who was born around the turn of the century 2000 years ago in Tarsus, Cilicia.
Saul of Tarsus was a friend of Simeon Iharioth, and when Saul learned of this incident between Simeon’s son, Juda and Esu Immanuel, he arranged for the theft of the scrolls of the teachings of Esu, which had been written and kept by Judas Iscarioth.
Saul was personally responsible for the plan and gave assistance in the capture, arrest, trial and crucifixion of Esu Immanuel.
www.fourwinds10.com /phb/saul.htm   (1702 words)

  
 Saul of Tarsus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tents were made either out of leather or a material called "cilicium" which was woven from the hair of the large-hair fl goats common to that area.
Tarsus was the chief city of Cilicia, a region in southeastern Asia Minor (present day Turkey).
It lay on the river Cydnus in the midst of a fertile plain.
www.hickorytech.net /~immanuel/BibleClass/PaulsLife/01_Paul.htm   (1102 words)

  
 Conversion of Saul
Obviously, Saul's conversion was unique, special; yet, the Lord did not appear to Saul to tell him how to be saved.
Acts 22:16 "Arise and be baptized." There is something lacking, Saul, you need to obey the commands of Jesus Christ as stated in the Great Commission: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." 11.
Saul went from the top to the bottom, forsaking the former life and position, he took upon himself the life of servant.
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 Tarsus Photo Album 2004
Tarsus the birthplace of St. Paul can easily be reached from Mersin.
Tarsus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with history reaching back to at least 3000 BC.
Tarsus was the meeting place of the legendary lovers Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
www.anatolia.luwo.be /Tarsus.htm   (326 words)

  
 Saul Of Tarsus (Acts 9:1-19; 22:6-16; 26:12-18)
The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, chief persecutor of the early church - Ac 8:1,3; 9:1-2 b.
Saul was not saved by virtue of the vision on the road b.
Saul was not saved by virtue of the prayers and fasting he had offered for three days - cf.
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 Bible Study - November 1999
While all his life Saul thought he was preparing to be the chief rabbi, God had a different occupational goal in mind.
Saul was a completely evil person, but God put His finger on him, and said, "I want you." When he responded, God forgave him.
Saul the Pharisee, like all his fellow Jews, believed in a messiah (Christ), but he didn’t believe that Jesus was the Christ until after the Lord appeared to him on the Damascus road (Acts 9:22).
tidings.org /studies/legalism1199.htm   (1783 words)

  
 History of SAINT PAUL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Saul of Tarsus, known to Christians as St Paul, grows up in a strict Jewish family in the port of Tarsus, in what is now southern Turkey.
But the boy's father, who arranges for him to go to Jerusalem to study among the Pharisees, would certainly be surprised and shocked to know in advance the details of his influential son's career - in the service of a small radical Jewish sect, which as yet has not even been formed in Palestine.
After studying with a leading rabbi in Jerusalem, Saul becomes closely linked with the religious authorities in the city and zealously helps to suppress the Jewish heresy which is being spread by the followers of the crucified Jesus.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa74   (989 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Paul
As he belonged to the tribe of Benjamin he was given at the time of his circumcision the name of Saul, which must have been common in that tribe in memory of the first king of the Jews (Philippians 3:5).
After the conversion of the Roman proconsul, Saul, suddenly become Paul, is invariably mentioned before Barnabas by St. Luke and manifestly assumes the leadership of the mission which Barnabas has hitherto directed.
The two missionaries first went from Antioch to Tarsus, stopping on the way in order to promulgate the decisions of the Council of Jerusalem; then they went from Tarsus to Derbe, through the Cilician Gates, the defiles of Tarsus, and the plains of Lycaonia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11567b.htm   (10754 words)

  
 Kerux...The Online Journal of Biblical Theology
Pharisee Saul had been trained to look for the resurrection of the dead as the mark of transition–the transition to the end of the age.
Saul's living death is behind him: the persecution, the blood-letting, the threats, the indictments, the hatred–all these are put to death.
For Saul of Tarsus, Pharisee, the road to Damascus is a new creation; the dawn of the age of resurrection; the indenture of the servant of the Lord commissioned as the light to the Gentiles.
www.kerux.com /documents/KeruxV02N2A3.asp   (1928 words)

  
 Free Presbyterian Church Of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As to what he had been in the past, it is as Saul of Tarsus that we meet him first Saul of Tarsus, an enemy of the Lord and of His people.
Saul persecuted the church; he persecuted those who worshipped the Saviour and who were true believers.
Although Saul of Tarsus was going on in his wicked opposition to the church, the Lord had His eye on him in a special way all the time, for he was a chosen vessel.
www.fpchurch.org.uk /EbBI/fpm/1998/May/article2.htm   (3215 words)

  
 The Home School Source: Lending Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Saul of Tarsus, one of the most dramatic stories of repentance found in the Bible, is now brought to life through beautiful animation.
You'll watch as Saul, the archenemy and persecuter of Christians, is changed forever when the resurrected Jesus miraculously appears to him on the Road to Damascus.
Saul buries his name and personality and becomes reborn as Paul, one of the greatest missionaries and apostles ever for the gospel messege of Jesus Christ.
www.thehomeschoolsource.com /lending_detail.asp?id=18   (112 words)

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