According to one "Pax Romana" website, quote, " The Holy Apostle Paul was able to travel throughout the Mediterranean on his missionary journeys because of the Pax Romana ("the Roman peace"). This is a period which lasted from 30 BC to 180 AD, when the Roman Empire brought peace, prosperity, and a relatively stable government to an area that spread from Britain to the Euphrates. "
Paul had been born as a Roman citizen. By calling on his rights as a Roman citizen, this afforded him increased protection under Roman law.
Paul was one of the apostles who undertook missionary journeys in the Roman Empire to preach and to convert people. He made three missionary trips and travelled around Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. He also played an important role in the early development of Christian theology.
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It is unlikely that Christianity would have developed in the same way if it had arisen in an area outside the Roman Empire. Originally, the Christians were Jews who followed the Jewish Law and preached the teaching of Jesus to other Jews. The foundations of Christian theology were then laid by Paul of Tarsus, who said that salvation did not require following the Jewish laws. It required faith in Jesus as the saviour and this could free people form sin. Therefore, Paul made Christianity accessible to the gentiles (non-Jews) of the Roman Empire. The Christian churches and theology were developed by theologians and priest in various areas of the empire and was a Roman development. Had Christianity arisen outside the Roman Empire, it would have been developed by different people and would have been different.
It was in Tarsus.
Paul was from the town or Tarsus which today is in Turkey.
No, Paul never did marry.
Yes he was.
No. Paul of Samosata was Bishop of Antioch around 260-270 AD, about 200 years after the martyrdom of Paul (Saul) of Tarsus.
Surnames were not used at the time of St. Paul. However, he was originally known as Saul of Tarsus. He was a native of Tarsus.
Yes he was.
He was born in the town of Tarsus in what today we would call southern Turkey.