“See Acts 9:1–9, 22:6–11, 26:12–18. From Luke and not from Paul himself, the accounts in Acts are second hand. For references in Paul, see Galatians 1:11–17; 1 Corinthians 15:3–8; and probably 2 Corinthians 12:1–4. For a striking analysis of Paul’s conversion experience (his experience of the risen Christ) within a framework of Jewish mysticism, see Alan Segal, Paul the Convert: The Apostleship and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee (New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, 1990), esp. pp. 34–71.