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What was Paul's profession in the Bible?

In his childhood and youth, Paul learned how to “work with [his] own hands” (1 Corinthians 4:12). His trade, tent making, which he continued to practice after his conversion to Christianity, helps to explain important aspects of his apostleship. He could travel with a few leather-working tools and set up shop anywhere.

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Likewise, people ask, what was the profession of Paul?

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Also Know, who is the father of Paul? Modern scholarship finds Paul talking to his 'kinsman' Herodion in Romans 16 - and to Herodion's supposed father, Aristobolos - who was married to Salome, the daughter of Herodias, mistress/wife of Herod Antipas, and the one whom the NT tells us took the head of John the Baptist.

Beside this, what was Paul's name before he converted?

Jesus called him "Saul, Saul" in "the Hebrew tongue" in the book of Acts, when he had the vision which led to his conversion on the Road to Damascus. Later, in a vision to Ananias of Damascus, "the Lord" referred to him as "Saul, of Tarsus".

Why did Paul work as a tentmaker?

Paul's purpose in working was to set an example for the Christians, desiring that they not become idle in their expectation of the return of Christ, but that they would work to support themselves. For additional glimpses into the Apostle Paul's tentmaking ministry see Acts 18:1-3; 20:33-35; Philippians 4:14-16.

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