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Paul, Saint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPaul, SaintSaint PaulPaul, Saint /pɔːl/  (?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. see also road to Damascus at Damascus
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