What tribe was Paul from?
The Foundation Study Bible offers this commentary on the life of Paul:
“Apparently unimpressed with the witness of the dying Stephen (Acts 7:29), Saul needed a more serious, personal jolt to awaken his spiritual awareness. The light that blinded Saul prepared him to receive the True Light that came into the world to dispel the darkness of sin. This personal encounter with the risen Christ changed Saul form a fire-breathing persecutor into a dynamic preacher who was not ashamed to publicly claim the crucified Man from Galilee as his Lord and Savior.
On Tarsus: Saul’s hometown was about three hundred miles north of Jerusalem and about ten miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea. Tarsus was a well-known university city, surpassed in educational opportunities only by Athens and Alexandria.
On the tribe of Benjamin: This tribe was highly regarded because it had produced the first king of Israel and had remained loyal to David.”