Paul – The Traditional Story
The Historical Paul
The Acts of the Apostles tells us that Paul was a Diaspora Jew born in the city of Tarsus in Cilicia (today a part of modern Turkey).
Acts 22:3 (Also Acts 21:39) – Then Paul said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia”
Paul and the Jewish-Christian Church of Jerusalem
“…it is…a fact of history that St. Paul and his successors added to,…, or imposed upon, or substituted another doctrine for…the plain…teachings of Jesus…” H. G. Wells (1866-1946)