• 1 Corinthians 9:1 — Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?
• 1 Cor 15:8-10 — and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
The author of Acts reported very clearly, and in multiple places, that Paul was saying Jesus appeared to him.
• Acts 9:3-4, 17, 27 — “appeared to you.. seen the Lord on the road”
• Acts 22:6-8, 14-15 — “He said to me, ‘I am Jesus’…”
• Acts 26:13-15 — “I am Jesus... what you have seen.”*
• See conversion accounts
• Acts is inventing “Jesus appeared to Paul” [Forthcoming]
• Acts is sincerely mistaken about what Paul says.
• Gal 1:11, 15-16 — I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.. God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in [or “to”] me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles,
This is relevant because...
• Michael Licona: “Most scholars maintain that Paul is referring here to his conversion experience on the road to Damascus.” [The Resurrection of Jesus (IVP Academic, 2011), 375.]