Saul, the first of Israel’s kings, and St. Paul the Apostle were both of the tribe of Benjamin.
Paul’s parents and ancestors are not named in any contemporary source. Paul identified himself as an orthodox Jewish Pharisee and the son of a Pharisee, who was born a citizen of Rome (Acts 23:6, 26:5; Galatians 1:15).
After the death of Ish-bosheth, the tribe of Benjamin joined the northern Israelite tribes in making David king of the united Kingdom of Israel and Judah.
These factors contributed to making Ephraim the most dominant of the tribes in the Kingdom of Israel, and led to Ephraim becoming a synonym for the entire kingdom.
Life. Paul was a Greek-speaking Jew from Asia Minor. His birthplace, Tarsus, was a major city in eastern Cilicia, a region that had been made part of the Roman province of Syria by the time of Paul’s adulthood. Two of the main cities of Syria, Damascus and Antioch, played a prominent part in his life and letters.
In Matthew 1:1–6 and Luke 3:31–34 of the New Testament, Jesus is described as a member of the tribe of Judah by lineage.
Instead, the people of Judah were exiled to Babylon about 586, but were eventually able to return and rebuild their nation. In time, the tribe of Judah became identified with the entire Hebrew nation and gave its name to the people known today as the Jews.
House of King Saul According to the Tanakh, Saul was the son of Kish, of the family of the Matrites, and a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the twelve Tribes of Israel. It appears that he came from Gibeah.
Jacob, Joseph’s father, adopted Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to share in Jacob’s inheritance equally with Jacob’s own sons (Genesis 48:5).
Hagar soon bore Ishmael, who was the first son of Abraham. God then instructed Abraham to take Hagar and Ishmael to the desert and leave them there.
Paul acquired his Roman citizenship at birth, having been born the son of a Jewish Roman citizen of Tarsus. When Lysias was informed by Paul that the latter was a Roman citizen, his immediate reaction was to tell Paul that he himself had had to pay a great sum for that privilege.
the Bible states that his father (name not mentioned) was a Roman citizen, however both parents were Jewish, from the tribe of Benjamin. Paul was born in Tarsus. The family were Pharisees, Paul was educated by a great teacher called Gamaliel.