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.Continue Reading
Paul the Apostle was born around AD 4 in Tarsus, now a city in modern-day Turkey. Though Paul was originally a member of the Pharisees, a Jewish religious party, he was converted to Christianity around AD 33, after which he spent his life preaching to gentiles.
Of the 27 books in the New Testament, Paul is believed to have written 14, although scholars debate whether he personally wrote seven of these. Paul was arrested in Jerusalem when he took a gentile too far into the Jewish temple confines. He was then sent to Rome, where it is believed he was executed.Learn more about Christianity
Some key events in the life of the Apostle Paul are his education, conversion and missionary trips. The apostle was born in Tarsus circa 5 A.D. Many traditions believe that the Apostle Paul was executed by the Roman Empire circa 67 A.D.Full Answer >
Paul, who was originally called "Saul of Tarsus", was one of the most important leaders of the "Apostolic Age" in the first century A.D. Though he dedicated the early part of his life to persecuting followers of Jesus Christ, he later spent most of his life teaching the Gospel of Christ.Full Answer >
The qualification for apostleship, according to the Bible, includes being sent on an errand or to deliver a message from God. The word apostle means one sent on a mission. Jesus himself was an apostle, as God sent him to deliver his message.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >