St. Paul's Conversion


#1

In Acts Chapter 9, St Paul FELL to the ground. His friends
STOOD around him. Why is there so much belief that he was
riding a horse? The common means of Jewish transport was by foot
and if needed, a donkey. Did the Romans allow Jewish persons to
ride horses during the occupation of Palestine? :confused: I know artists
were very fond of equine depiction. Thanks and God bless.


#2

Traveling by foot or horse (e.g. James 3:3) would both be common. Horses in depictions of Paul’s conversion may well be an artistic expression.


#3

Paul was both a Roman citizen and most likely a Pharisee.

I always thought the saying “He fell off his high horse.” was attributed to Paul;) It’s quite possible he took the fastest means available to him being a citizen of the empire.

His Jewish name was Saul. His Roman name was always Paul. He became known as exclusively Paul after his conversion.


#4

You must have missed their big point that Paul or Saul was healed after all the Christian persecutions…


#5

Paul IS a Roman citizen.


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