Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentPhilippians 3:6
- As touching zeal (kata zhlov).
- So the old MSS. treating zhlov as neuter, not masculine. He was a zealot against Christianity, "persecuting the church" (diwkwn thn ekklhsian). He was the ringleader in the persecution from the death of Stephen till his own conversion (Acts 8:1-9:9).
- Found blameless (genomenov amemptov).
- "Having become blameless" (Galatians 1:14). He knew and practised all the rules of the rabbis. A marvellous record, scoring a hundred in Judaism.