He was born in an Asian city now in located on the southern coast of Turkey called Tarsus in about the year His parents were Jewish, presumably strict Pharisees. They were also Roman citizens.
In the Pauline epistles, the description of the conversion experience is brief. The First Epistle to the Corinthians [9: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin.
I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. The Book of Acts says that Paul was on his way from Jerusalem to Syrian Damascus with a mandate issued by the High Priest to seek out and arrest followers of Jesus, with the intention of returning them to Jerusalem as prisoners for questioning and possible execution.
Acts 9 tells the story as a third-person narrative: As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?
Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. The account continues with a description of Ananias of Damascus receiving a divine revelation instructing him to visit Saul at the house of Judas on the Street Called Straight and there lay hands on him to restore his sight the house of Judas is traditionally believed to have been near the west end of the street.
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Acts' second telling of Paul's conversion occurs in a speech Paul gives when he is arrested in Jerusalem. For example, Acts 9: This speech was most likely originally in Aramaic  see also Aramaic of Jesuswith the passage here being a Greek translation and summary.
The speech is clearly tailored for its Jewish audience, with stress being placed in Acts The speech here is again tailored for its audience, emphasizing what a Roman ruler would understand: The two passages each describe the experience of Paul's traveling companions during the revelation, with Acts 9:Welcome to our parish web site, a parish in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
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Question: "What can we learn from the life of Paul? Who was Paul?" Answer: There is much we can learn from the life of the apostle Paul.
Far from ordinary, Paul was given the opportunity to do extraordinary things for the kingdom of God. The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of initiativeblog.com is normally dated to AD 33– The phrases Pauline conversion, Damascene conversion and Damascus Christophany, and road to Damascus allude to this event.