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Saul’s Conversion

Saul’s Conversion

Excerpt
This experience is described in detail in three different places in the book of the Acts, which shows just how important it was not only in Paul’s life but in the entire history of the early church. In Acts 9:3–19 there is Luke’s summary account of what happened, then 22:6–16presents a personal account given by Paul when defending himself before a Jewish mob in Jerusalem, and finally in 26:9–23 there is yet another account given by Paul, this time in his defence before Herod Agrippa II.
The three accounts do not agree precisely in every detail, and it is clear that Luke used them to build up a composite picture, exploring the different nuances of the experience that would be specially relevant to the concerns of the different circumstances depicted in his narrative. More
Drane, John William. Introducing the New Testament. Completely rev. and updated. Oxford: Lion Publishing plc, 2000. Print.
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