Saul of Tarsus, later renamed Paul, was a member of the Pharisees, one of three groups almost akin to political parties in the USA. The Sanhedrin were a council of 71 leaders, including the high priest. The council was made up of both Pharisees and Saducees, and probably some Essenes; these form the three groups mentioned above. Acts 23:6 has Paul, arrested and on trial before the Sanhedrin, admitting that he is a Pharisee and the son of a Pharisee. The Bible doesn't explicitly say that he had been a member of the Sanhedrin, although his familiarity with the council shown in the same passage, along with the term "Brothers" used in 23:1-6, may imply that he had been a member. See the Related Links "ChristianAnswers: Sanhedrin," "ChristianAnswers: Pharisee," and "ChristianAnswers: Paul" to the right for more information.
Paul was a Pharisee. See Philippians 3:3-6.
Paul was a Pharisee.
Joseph of Arimathaea.
It means : a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin who became a secret follower of Jesus.
Paul became a Pharisee during Jesus' time. He was actually born a Hebrew of Hebrews, which made him a Pharisee from birth. Paul was one of Jesus' Apostles.
"...when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I AM A PHARISEE, the son of a Pharisee..." (Acts 23:6).
Nicodemus was a Pharisee. While not a disciple, the Apostle Paul was also once a Pharisee.
Yes Paul was from Tarsus and was member of the sanhedrin.
No; Paul was a Pharisee. See Philippians 3:5.
Paul who was originally called Saul
There isn't any verifiable proof that Paul was a Pharisee. The only evidence is found in the Bible, the New Testament to be exact.
Paul was a Pharisee as well as a tent maker.
Paul's father was a Pharisee. His name is not recorded.
Paul was speaking of himself when he wrote, in Philippians 3:5 - circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; [NKJV]
Yes Paul was a member of the Sanhedrin court.
St. Paul was Saul of Tarsus, he was a Pharisee and he studied under the most famous Jewish teacher of all time, Gamaliel. Gamaliel was a leader of the Sanhedrin at Jamnia. Saul of Tarsus was very fervent for his religion and did everything he could to wipe out the new Christian sect as he believed it was heresy.
Saul (Paul) was a Jewish Pharisee.
He was a pharisee who were into bringing Christians to be judged and stoned.
The title Rabbi developed with the Pharisees as part of the Sanhedrin. As the Christian Bible claims that Jesus wasn't a Pharisee, he wouldn't have been called a Rabbi.
St. Matthew (Levi) was a tax collector. Paul was reportedly a tent maker and Pharisee.