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Paul, Saint

     
Paul, Saint
(?3AD-?68AD) a Christian apostle (=someone chosen by Jesus to teach and spread the Christian religion) whose original name was Saul of Tarsus. As a young man he refused to accept Christian beliefs and treated Christians very cruelly. He was sent to Damascus to punish the Christians who lived there, but on his way there a very bright light suddenly appeared and he heard Jesus ask "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" He then became a Christian, changed his name to Paul, and spent the rest of his life teaching people about Jesus. He wrote many of the Epistles in the New Testament of the Bible.

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