Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Rehwinkel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ezra 7:14; Acts 13:15; Acts 22:3; Ezra 6:21; Mark 2:14-17; Matthew 9:9-13; Luke 5:27-32; Matthew 23:25; Luke 18:9ff; Mark 7:11; Ecclesiastes 24:23; Deuteronomy 4:6; Psalm 19:7; Isaiah 42:2-5; Exodus 20:1; Malachi 1:11-14; Isaiah 19:18-25; Isaiah 2:2-4; Isaiah 61:5; Hosea 13:13; Daniel 12:1; Malachi 4:5; Matthew 17:10; Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:9; John 7:27; Isaiah 11:4; Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 60:4, 9; Micah 4:1-2; Micah 7:14; Isaiah 55:5; Psalm 118:20; Psalm 125:4; Acts 23:6; Acts 21:39; Philippians 3:5;


To attempt to understand St. Paul involves more than a study of his Epistles and the Book of Acts. His letters and the Acts of the Apostles reveal little of his “pre-Christian” biographical background. We must reconstruct his entire background from several cryptic passages, viz.,"Of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee.” Also: “Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city.”

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