You are right. Saul was from Tarsus. He was known as Saul of Tarsus. I knew it was wrong the moment I put it up!Are you sure it was "road to Tarsus"? The usual reference is to the conversion of Paul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus. It's a story from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. You can read more about it here:
Paul's conversion is often used as a metaphor for anyone who has a sudden insight that completely reverses his point of view so that it is opposite of what it was before.
This is right out of the KJV: Acts 9
I guess we can't be sure, but I would bet that the author of the reference Copyright cited got the Biblical story mixed up. Googling "road to Tarsus" turns up hits that mostly link to "road to Damascus."
A vision is like a hallucination - seeing and hearing things that aren't there only a vision is has a divine source (or a psychic source like a fortune teller) rather than being a sign of illness. For what it's worth, the word "vision" occurs in this passage verse 10 in reference to Ananias; the "Saul on the road to Damascus" episode ended in verse 9 though he also saw a light and heard a voice.No he wasn't blind. Having a vision means he had a great new idea. In a cartoon for example, we draw a lightbulb for this same concept.
No, he was not blind before, but he was blind for three days afterwards.Well, thanks for all your comments. I actually searched for and found the biblical reference, but as you all would agree, it didn't quite make sense.
I'd also like to know what "has a vision" means exactly. Does that imply that "a man" in the sentence was blind before?