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How did Apostle Paul die?

Post  song on Fri 21 May 2010, 6:28 pm

I would like to know "How and where" did Apostle die? Hoping to read the answer and thanks in advance.

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Re: How did Apostle Paul die?

Post  Waqar Daniel on Fri 21 May 2010, 6:38 pm

There is only one Apostle "James" whose death is recorded in the Bible.

He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. (ACTS 12:2)

However, we do know how others died through Church traditions. This is what commonly known for Paul;

Paul arrived in Jerusalem in 57 with a collection of money for the congregation there. Acts reports that the church welcomed Paul gladly, but it was apparently a proposal of James that led to his arrest.[10] Paul caused a stir when he appeared at the Temple, and he escaped being killed by the crowd by being taken into custody. He was held as a prisoner for two years in Caesarea until a new governor reopened his case in 59. When accused of treason, he appealed to Caesar, claiming his right as a citizen of Rome to appear there before a proper court and to defend himself of the charges.

The Acts recounts that on the way to Rome he was shipwrecked on "Melite", which many Bible scholars identify as Malta , [Acts 28:1] where he was met by Publius[Acts 28:7] and the islanders, who showed him "unusual kindness".[Acts 28:2] He arrived in Rome c 60 and spent two years under house arrest. Acts 28:16] All told, during his ministry the Apostle Paul spent roughly 5 1/2 to 6 years as a prisoner or in prison.

Neither the Bible nor other history says how or when Paul died. According to Christian tradition, Paul was beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero around the mid-60s at Tre Fontane Abbey (English: Three Fountains Abbey). By comparison, tradition has Peter being crucified upside-down. Paul's Roman citizenship accorded him the more merciful death by beheading.

In June 2009, Pope Benedict announced excavation results concerning the tomb of Saint Paul at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The sarcophagus itself was not opened but was examined by means of a probe. It revealed pieces of incense and purple and blue linen as well as small bone fragments. The bone was radiocarbon dated to the 1st to 2nd century. According to the Vatican, this seems to confirm the tradition of the tomb being Saint Paul's.

Information source: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia

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Re: How did Apostle Paul die?

Post  song on Sat 22 May 2010, 7:46 pm

Thank you for explaining and for your reply.

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