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Christians represent—2.2 billion followers (representing 31.5% of the world's population) Muslims—1.6 billion (23.2%) It is possible that this is mostly due to the Apostle Paul aka Saul. As Christianity moved from the time of its origins, it was Paul's writings that provided that important peek back to the time of Christ and Christianity's beginnings. He is credited with writing seven genuine writings and having six attributed to him by later followers. Some of the Gospels seem to rely on writings. The Book of Acts is very heavily about Paul's missions and doings. While there were other evangelists and leaders back in that day, few, if any, left such a library for the generations afterwards.
To many people's dismay we are still piecing together who Jesus was. By most accounts Jesus practiced his faith generally like other Jews of His time period. Of course, he was vastly different from others during that time which is why the Christian faith makes him the centerpiece of their beliefs.
Neither. We try to bring the real historical Paul to the world. The real Paul was flawed and it comes out in his writings sometimes. He was well above average in his intelligence and education. He quoted obscure poets in his writings. He exhibited math skills. His knowledge of what we call the Old Testament was way ahead of his generation that primarily focused on the Torah.
However, he was also temperamental and allowed his anger to come through his writings via sarcasm. His disagreement and argument with Barnabas over Mark is a prime example. Barnabas was considered to be a ver amiable and congenial person. He showed some misunderstanding and possibly superstition in thinking that angels could have sex with human women.
in summary, in today's theology and history about Paul he is painted as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. We're attempting to represent many opinions, but ultimately facts.
Because we simply don't know how they looked. We can speculate and guess based upon the typical way a person may have looked in a certain region at a certain time. That however, is not proof of how a specific person looked. It's also offensive and racially insensitive to many people. All to often biblical characters that are primarily in the Middle East and Egypt (African Continent) are represented by western ideas of how people looked.
There is so much information on Paul. He is one of the most analyzed people in history, especially ancient people. Some of the facts that you will find in the following quiz are well known. Others are much less known and possibly more controversial. The purpose of the quiz is not so much as competitive quiz, but a practice to memorize and understand about a specific study. Our scholars will continually be adding to this quiz, while keeping the original questions. Please return frequently and challenge yourself. If you feel that we are in error, in any way, please inform us so we can make the adjustments.
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He was born in Tarsus which is in modern day Turkey.
The probability is that Paul died by execution in the city of Rome under Nero.
The Tribe of Benjamin. However, most Jews had lost contact of their tribes by this time due to their being broken up during the diaspora. Paul was unique in this.
The Gentiles. However, many of these Gentiles had a familiarity with the Hebrew Bible and were probably what many called "God Fearers or Fearers of God".
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