5108 Paul, life of
Paul, previously known as Saul, had been a zealous persecutor of the church, but an encounter with the risen Christ (c.
Paul’s early life
His Jewish heritage Php 3:4-5
His citizenship Ac 22:27-28
His trade as a tentmaker Ac 18:1-3
Paul’s early Christian activity
His journey to Arabia Gal 1:15-17 Acts makes no mention of this trip, but it seems that Paul went to Arabia immediately after he met Ananias and then subsequently returned to preach in Damascus.
His stay in Antioch Ac 11:25-26
Paul’s first missionary journey and his partnership with Barnabas (c. See also Ac 13:1-6,13-14,49-51; Ac 14:1,5-7,21-28
Paul and the Council of Jerusalem (c. The similarities between Paul and Luke here suggests that both writers are referring to the same events in these passages. Some, however, prefer to equate the meeting recorded in Gal 2:1-10 with the journey to Jerusalem mentioned in Ac 11:30: Ac 15:1-6,22-35; Gal 2:1-10
Paul’s second missionary journey (c.
His disagreement with Barnabas and his new partnership with Silas Ac 15:36-41
In Asia Minor Ac 16:6-8
His return to Antioch Ac 18:18-22
Paul’s third missionary journey (c.
His general purpose in making his journey Ac 18:23
His visit to Corinth 2Co 1:15-16,23-2:4; 2Co 13:2 Most scholars believe that Paul wrote 1Corinthians from Ephesus, and that he also visited Corinth during this period. This visit, however, proved to be such a painful experience for him that he abandoned plans for a third visit, and instead wrote the Corinthians a “tearful” letter, calling them to repent of their sinful behaviour.
His journey to Greece Ac 20:1-6; 2Co 2:12-13 Paul had hoped that Titus would bring him news from Corinth. They finally met in Macedonia, and Titus brought good news about the Corinthians’change of heart. Paul then wrote 2Corinthians before visiting Corinth for a third time.
His return to Jerusalem with the collection Ac 20:6,13-16; Ac 21:1-8,15,17-19; Ro 15:25-26 Paul wrote Romans at this point in his travels. There is a considerable degree of uncertainty as to precisely when Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon were written.
Paul under arrest
His appeal to Caesar Ac 25:1-12
His shipwreck Ac 27:1-28:10
The latter part of Paul’s lifeThese verses from the Pastoral Epistles may indicate that Paul was ultimately released and undertook further journeys in the Eastern Mediterranean before his death: 1Ti 1:3; 2Ti 4:13,20; Tit 1:5; Tit 3:12
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