Why Paul had to be from Tarsus

Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
Post Reply
Giuseppe
Posts: 5418
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:37 am
Location: Italy

Why Paul had to be from Tarsus

Post by Giuseppe » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:50 am

Simple. Because the biblical Jonah (that of the belly of the fish) had to arrive to Tarsis, if only god had not wanted him as preacher in Ninive.

1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”

3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

The antinomianist nature of this Paul from Tarsus/Tarsis is reflected by the fact that a rebel anti-YHWH Jonah had to arrive there as effect of the his not-obedience. The fact that Paul was just born there is an implicit confession by Acts (or by the his source) of the fact that Paul was a gnostic anti-nomianist icon quasi per se.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

Post Reply