Men and women in the Bible
2. I would like to know if the apostle Paul was married, since he was
a member of the Sanhedrin
not married, because, concerning marriage, he said to the saints in Corinth: “For I
wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from
God, one in this manner and another in that” (1 Corinthians 7:7 – NKJV).
Therefore, he did not have a wife. Some say that he was a member of the
Sanhedrin, so he had to be a married man; but from the Scripture we cannot
deduce such a thing. Certainly he was well known to the Sanhedrin, in that
when he persecuted the Church he went to the high priest and asked letters
from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were
disciples of Christ, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to
Jerusalem (Acts 9:1-2).