The Messiah has not yet come, so no, Paul was not alive during the Messiah's lifetime.
However, if you are talking about the time of Jesus, then, yes, but barely. The only time Paul speaks of meeting Jesus was at the revelation on the way to Damascus, but that was a vision. Paul claims to have been alive at the time of Jesus, but his writings are placed by Christian New Testament scholars around 50 C.E..
yes. Only he was known as Saul of Tarsus ! One of the most prolific and feared amongst those that followed the teachings of Jesus - Saul( Paul ) was present at the stoning of Stephen ( 1st Christian martyr ). Paul never "met" Jesus in person, but they were alive at the same time in history - in some circles Paul is considered to be an apostle - although not one of the original 12 or one of the replacements for Judas... Paul and Peter preached together for a time and then had a falling out over doctrine and Paul went to Greece with Timothy to preach to the "Gentiles ".. Probably not because it says in the bible that he was a young man when he held the robes for the stone throwers when they stoned Stephen to death. At that time he was named Saul of Tarsus. In the first century Young man meant that you were approxamately between the ages of 13-30. He may have been a kid when the Messiah was aroud. yes, I think he was the one who wanted to be crucfied upside down because he felt he wasn't worthy to die the same way Jesus died. no that is what's so amazing about his story. he became the best know diciple but only seen jesus in a vision when he was converted read the book of acts
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