Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was a Pharisee of Pharisees, a student of Gamaliel who was a noted teacher in Israel. Paul was apparently wealthy seeing that he had a Roman citizenship. Before he became a Christian he terribly persecuted the Christians from house to house, throwing both men and women into prison. He was the pride of the Jewish aristocracy until he became a believer in Christ. He wrote most of the New Testament and did much of his writing in prison.

(1st Cent.A.D.).