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Did Saul of Tarsus change his name to Paul…?

He didn’t change his name to Paul after his conversion experience on the road to Damascus

He was born a Jew with a Roman citizenship inherited from his father, & thus carried both a Hebrew & a Latin name since his birth.

He used “Saul” (שָׁאוּל,) in Jewish contexts & “Paul” (Paulus) as an international missionary

Acts 13:9 :
“…Saul, who also is called Paul…”




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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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