Websites such as YourDictionary.com and Encyclopedia.com have detailed biographies of Saint Paul. They provide informative accounts of Paul’s early life and his conversion to Christianity, his travels and writings, and his role in spreading the message of Christ and establishing the Christian church.
The Gospels refer to Paul as Saul of Tarsus, a region in Turkey. Like most educated people in Roman times, he spoke and wrote in Greek. The early apostles selected Paul as the apostle to the Gentiles, or non-Jews, classified at the time as either Greeks or barbarians. He traveled extensively throughout the Roman Empire following the crucifixion of Jesus, established churches and wrote numerous letters to various communities throughout Europe and Asia Minor. Some of his letters, particularly those to the Romans and the Corinthians, are known as the Pauline Epistles.