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Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 6:09pm On Feb 01, 2011
From the Epistles of Paul we understand that he knew Jesus through visions and no physical encounter when Jesus was alive.

Where was he (Paul) when Jesus was alive, I thought he could have heard about Jesus during his life time, his miracles, etc since bible recorded that his fame went round about all Israel.

This is just a curious question, no attack smiley

thks
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by thweraja10: 6:49pm On Feb 01, 2011
And did your bible tells you that Paul was an Isrealite, he was a Roman. And when Jesus was alive he wasnt preaching Jesus, He was only preaching salvation and the likes , but when he died his disciples started preaching with his name which every one considered as blasphemy so the news grew more than the good news of Jesus himself that was why the Paul who was a Roman decided to take order to go and deal with them.

NOTE: Mind you The Roman were the ones rulling the Israelite at that time
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by tpia5: 4:28pm On Feb 02, 2011
not sure if he was born then, but he'd probably have been very young.

he was a pharisee, so he could have been in training, working or learning a trade at the time.

net mending or something similar.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 2:12pm On Feb 03, 2011
thweraja10:

And did your bible tells you that Paul was an Isrealite, he was a Roman. And when Jesus was alive he wasnt preaching Jesus, He was only preaching salvation and the likes , but when he died his disciples started preaching with his name which every one considered as blasphemy so the news grew more than the good news of Jesus himself that was why the Paul who was a Roman decided to take order to go and deal with them.

NOTE: Mind you The Roman were the ones rulling the Israelite at that time

Please read Acts 22:3 "I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers’ law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 2:24pm On Feb 03, 2011
tpia@:

[b]not sure if he was born the[/b]n, but he'd probably have been very young.

he was a pharisee, so he could have been in training, working or learning a trade at the time.

net mending or something similar.

Considering the fact that he was old enough to persecute the apostles even unto death, I'm sure he would have been old enough as at the time of Jesus.

In Acts 22:3 He said he was brought up in Jerusalem city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of the law, and was zealous toward God

Such a man should/could have heard about someone doing miracles called Jesus or when he triumphantly entered Jerusalem and chased away those buying and selling in synagogue or about his execution on the cross.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by tpia5: 5:36pm On Feb 03, 2011
^^true.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by chukwudi44(m): 6:03pm On Feb 03, 2011
St Paul never beleived in Jesus until he was converted on the way to damascus
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Jenwitemi(m): 12:13am On Feb 04, 2011
Where was he? On the drawing board waiting to be invented just like the rest of them.
sarmy:

From the Epistles of Paul we understand that he knew Jesus through visions and no physical encounter when Jesus was alive.

Where was he (Paul) when Jesus was alive, I thought he could have heard about Jesus during his life time, his miracles, etc since bible recorded that his fame went round about all Israel.

This is just a curious question, no attack smiley

thks

Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Ndipe(m): 2:49am On Feb 04, 2011
thweraja10:

And did your bible tells you that Paul was an Isrealite, he was a Roman. And when Jesus was alive he wasnt preaching Jesus, He was only preaching salvation and the likes , but when he died his disciples started preaching with his name which every one considered as blasphemy so the news grew more than the good news of Jesus himself that was why the [b]Paul who was a Roman [/b]decided to take order to go and deal with them.

NOTE: Mind you The Roman were the ones rulling the Israelite at that time

Paul was a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin.

Phillipians 3:5

Acts 22:3
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 12:35pm On Feb 04, 2011
chukwudi44:

St Paul never beleived in Jesus until he was converted on the way to damascus

Right, but before his conversion he was religious and lived during the time of Jesus but never heard of his fame.



food for thought
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 12:37pm On Feb 04, 2011
Jenwitemi:

Where was he? On the drawing board waiting to be invented just like the rest of them.

How do you mean? please explain or are you saying Paul was invented
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Knight1(m): 7:37pm On Feb 04, 2011
He was possibly around sef. Jesus was percieved as a prophet in those days. Nobody really persecuted them until after the resurrection so it's possible he was in 'law school' of Gamaliel and heard about one Prophet Jesus.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by anjoh66: 9:25am On Feb 05, 2011
Since Paul was a pharisee he was surely aware of Jesus even before the crucifiction, but since the San Hedrin had already decided to kill Jesus somehow, there was no need for Paul to do anything at that time.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Joagbaje(m): 10:16am On Feb 05, 2011
Paul was born in Rome,Tarsus was a Roman town. he had roman citizenship,before he came back to Israel,

Acts 16:37
37 But Paul replied,"Oh no they don't! They have publicly beaten us without trial and jailed us-- and we are Roman citizens!


he was a youth , even after the resurrection. At the stoning of Stephen . He was called a young youth.

 Acts 7:58
58 And cast[ him] out of the city, and stoned[ him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a [b]young man's [/b]feet, whose name was Saul
.

Not every one believed in christ in his lifetime. Even some of his family members didn't believe in him either.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 11:27am On Feb 05, 2011
Knight1:

He was possibly around sef. Jesus was percieved as a prophet in those days. Nobody really persecuted them until after the resurrection so it's possible he was in 'law school' of Gamaliel and[b] heard about one Prophet Jesus. [/b]

He would have mentioned that in any of his epistles
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 11:42am On Feb 05, 2011
Joagbaje:

Paul was born in Rome,Tarsus was a Roman town. he had roman citizenship,before he came back to Israel,

Acts 16:37
37 But Paul replied,"Oh no they don't! They have publicly beaten us without trial and jailed us-- and we are Roman citizens!


he was a youth , even after the resurrection. At the stoning of Stephen . He was called a young youth.

 Acts 7:58
58 And cast[ him] out of the city, and stoned[ him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's [/b]feet, whose name was Saul
.

Not every one believed in christ in his lifetime. Even some of his family members didn't believe in him either.

Thks I understand your point, although he was born in Tarsus he was brought up in Jerusalem and during the persecution, [b]he was a young man not a young boy


He would probably be above 20, he was very zealous in Jewish religion, he could have easily heard something about Jesus, most especially when he came triumphantly into Jerusalem, both old and young called him Messiah, some women even laid their cloths on the way and was such a huge event.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Joagbaje(m): 11:53am On Feb 05, 2011
^^^^^
well , You may be right.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by sarmy(m): 12:03pm On Feb 05, 2011
Food for Thought:-

If Paul /Saul was a young adult in Jerusalem at the time Jesus was alive and never heard of his fame

If he had visions of Jesus ONLY

If his epistles were written before the gospel

and If the gospels were written many years after Jesus died

Were the gospels written to fill the gaps in the Epistles so as to create religion?



Which ever way, I love Christ - Only the Truth can set Free.
Re: Where Was Paul/saul When Jesus Was Alive by Nobody: 10:21am On Feb 06, 2011
Right, but before his conversion he was religious and lived during the time of Jesus but never heard of his fame

and why do you assume that.
 

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