The illumination which came to Saul on his way to Damascus effected a marvelous change in his ideas about pedigree. Prior to this time, his sense of human quality was strong; a "Hebrew of the Hebrews," he was zealous for the exclusiveness of a religious caste, and, as indicated in his letter to the Philippians, he prided himself not a little upon his nation, his tribe, and his family.
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