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

 

 

Paul was 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).

 

 

 

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