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Paul

Take the following links to the writings of Paul, from the New Testament. 

1 Corinthians 7: 1-15, New International Version

1 Corinthians 7: 25-40, NIV

1 Corinthians 11: 2-15, NIV

1 Corinthians 14: 34-40, NIV


1 Corinthians 7: 1-15, King James Version

1 Corinthians 7: 25-40, KJV

1 Corinthians 11: 2-15, KJV

1 Corinthians 14: 34-40, KJV

 
 

Conversion of St. Paul

Caravaggio, c. 1601
oil on canvas
Name: Paul of Tarsus
Born: 10 AD in Tarsus.
Died: 67 AD in Rome.
Notable Accomplishment: Largely responsible for the initial spread of Christianity.

The Basics: A tentmaker by trade, the son of a merchant, Paul (born Saul) initially persecuted the growing Christian minority in the name of the emperor.  Legend has it that he was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus.  Once converted, he changed his name and began a new ministry in spreading the message of Christianity to the world.  13 epistles in the Christian Scriptures are attributed to Paul.  He was put to death in Rome for his faith.

Source for biography and image:
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/IPHS/Projects/carletonminihan/Pages/StPaulbio.htm

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