The apostle Paul likely died of decapitation due to a beheading by the Romans. While there are no definitive records of Paul's death, decapitation is the commonly accepted reasoning of death.Continue Reading
It is believed that Paul was beheaded in Rome under the rule of the emperor Nero. He was beheaded after he returned from his fifth missionary journey and was likely beheaded due to his involvement with missionary activities. The beheading may have also had to do with his involvement in the burning of Rome. Although Paul did not have major involvement in the burning of Rome, Nero executed all people that had anything to do with the burning of the city.
The time in which Paul's death likely occurred was a tumultuous time for Rome. The emperor committed suicide soon after the beheading of Paul occurred. It is noted in several biblical dictionaries that Paul spent a long amount of time in jail prior to the time that his death is believed to have occurred. The records on file show that Paul was unhappy in jail and was tired of being cold in a cell. This was only a few months prior to May of 68 A.D., around the time that Paul was beheaded.Learn more about Religion
According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the apostle Paul was most likely born in the year 4 B.C. in Tarsus, Cilicia, which is in modern Turkey. Paul was one of the earliest leaders of Christianity, and, by some accounts, second only to Jesus Christ in influence.Full Answer >
Scholars estimate that Paul the Apostle was between 62 and 68 years old when he died. Though the Bible does not record how Paul died, Ignatius of Antioch stated that Paul was martyred. Traditionally, it is believed that he was beheaded in Rome around AD 64.Full Answer >
Jan Crouch is an American televangelist and co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Paul, her late husband, was also a televangelist and co-founder of the network, along with Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.Full Answer >
Paul and Jan Crouch, the founders of Trinity Broadcasting Network, were provided his-and-her homes by the Christian television network as company housing. It is not clear what the fate of the $5.6-million house was after Paul Crouch's death in 2013.Full Answer >