No, what you're saying is 'we only find out by reading into Josephus stuff that isn't there' Saulus. Different person. They were brothers. Josephus does not specify the parents, but the name 'Costobar' provides a clue: their grandfather was very likely Costobar(us), the second husband of Salome, the sister of Herod the Great. Paul was born in Cilicia, and refers to himself as "of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee" (Philemon 3:5). The Herodians were not Benjamite. The Herodians and the Pharisees were different cults. LOL. Look, here's a man called Paul. And hers's a man called Saulus, living in the same century ... they must be the same person, that they have radically different heritages only proves someone is lying. Not 'clear' at all ... dependent on drawing conclusions not supported by the texts themselves. Nope, I've already explained that. Kinship with Herodian and a load of others. Nope. To Judaism? Since when was Paul converting people to Judaism? Wrong. Paul collected money for the mother church in Jerusalem from the communities he founded. No evidence at all that he kept the money for himself. A spurious lie. Also wrong — we can date these events from Josephus and others, and this happened about 49AD, more than ten years before Paul arrived in Rome, so the un-named Jew cannot be Paul. See? Too many errors. Too much reading what's not there. Too many assumptions and assertions without foundation. Too many sleight-of-hand tricks to hold water. Too much fabrication.