By Bill Warren, NOBTS
Question: What do we know about the Apostle Paul, one of my favorite Bible characters?
Bill Warren responds: Paul, what a giant of a Christian! Paul wrote a large portion of the New Testament, was a major Christian leader in Acts, and has continued to impact Christianity throughout the centuries. “Paul” was his Greco-Roman name, while “Saul” was his Jewish name.
He was a Roman citizen (Acts 16:37-38), having been born in Tarsus, a major center of learning in the Roman world. His education may have included training there, but the evidence is not sufficient to be certain.