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“St. Paul in prison” by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) portrays an aged, pensive Paul, soon to achieve his desire to “be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Paul’s letter to the Philippians (1:21–26) shows that he actually considered suicide because of this desire, but abstained from the act in order to continue preaching the gospel. The inconclusive accounts in various sources, however, leave open the question of Paul’s ultimate fate. The Book of Acts ends with Paul under house arrest in Rome; 2 Timothy, which was probably not written by Paul, gives a farewell from a Paul apparently about to be executed; and the apocryphal and highly unreliable Acts of Paul details a fanciful beheading.