Shaul was on the fast track to becoming a sage and Sanhedrin judge. His self description depicts himself as passionate for the Torah and the traditions of the fathers, typical for an aspiring Pharisee: ...trained at the feet of Gamaliel in every detail of the Torah of our forefathers. I was a zealot for God, as all of you are today (Acts 22.3, CJB).
Literally, at the feet of Gamaliel , is in keeping with the Pharsaic injunction to cling to the dust of their (the Pharisaic sages ) feet, and drink their words with thirst.
-Did Paul continue following the influence of Rabbi Gamaliel or did he turn against the instructions of his teacher?
-Did Paul continue to value the Torah and Pharisaic tradition?
-Did Paul create a New Theology?
The results of the research within these pages and the conclusion, may surprise you.
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