Saul – The Traitor!

A Fictionalized Biography of the Apostle Paul

by Ted Bradshaw



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/8/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 372
ISBN : 9781514473535
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 372
ISBN : 9781514473542

About the Book

The Story: We know next to nothing of the man Saul of Tarsus. Saul’s home was Tarsus. He was a Jew and proudly a Pharisee. More importantly, he was a zealot. He studied under the great rabbi Gamaliel. We know nothing of his father, not even his name, except he was a Roman citizen. Since Saul’s living came from tent-making, we can speculate that his father was a tent-maker I have endeavored to recreate Saul’s early life and experiences on the basis of what we do know from the scriptures and from first-century Jewish culture. To this are added logical suppositions. This is a fictionalized history of Saul up to the beginning of his ministries to the Gentiles, when he became the Apostle Paul. The book introduces Saul’s family and presents a theory of why Scripture is silent about them. Its narrative explores his early developing of zeal for the Law. It suggests early romance and why Saul never married. It explores his early training under the great Rabbi Gamaliel. It shows Saul’s growing hatred of Christians and his zeal at persecuting them. It examines Saul’s conversion and the changed and disruptions that entails. It speculates his being in the school of Christ during three years in Nabatean desert. It follows Saul in his first evangelistic ventures. It looks into his tentative approach to the Disciples of Jesus. It speculates on initial meetings and development of relationships with Barnabus and Silas. It explores some of the “chastisements Saul received as a result of preaching the Gospel.

About the Author

Ted Bradshaw, BA, MDiv, pastored three churches and was a short-term missionary in Slovakia, Pakistan, Micronesia, Russia, Philippines, and Bulgaria. He has studied the scriptures for nearly fifty years. Rev. Bradshaw’s writings: a textbook, a practicum on the ministry Servant of the Servants of God for pastors in undeveloped countries, a book of poetry (“Disclosures”). Currently he is writing a devotional Bible commentary and a novel, “The Shepherd’s Staff.” Rev. Bradshaw’s wife, Ruth, of fifty-four years is a musician. He has two daughters and sons-in-law with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.