(1) (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle
"Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"
(2) (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
Quotations: 1 Samuel 16: 23:
- And it came to pass, that when the evil spirit of God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.: Acts 9:4:
- Then Saul, ( who is also called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.