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THE HISTORY OF ST. PAUL PRIOR TO HIS FIRST APOSTOLIC PROGRESS.
SAUL BEFORE HIS CONVERSION.
Roм. xi. 1. An Israelite, of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin.
PHILIP. iii. 5. Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews, as touching the law a Pharisee;
6. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. ACTS xxii. 3. I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus —
(xxi. 39. a city in Cilicia; a citizen of no mean city) – yet brought up in this city (Jerusalem) at the feet of Gamaliel (for whose reputation and wisdom, see Acts, ch. v. 34...39.), and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
A. vii. 55. Stephen, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.
56. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 57. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,