St. Paul's Well - an ancient stone well located in the ruins of Tarsus, Turkey. Tarsus was the hometown of the apostle Paul (Acts 9:11), a city of great importance (Acts 21:39) as a learning center of the ancient world. The well is in a courtyard held by tradition to be the site of Paul's house. The remains of the house are protected under glass. The site is a pilgrimage destination for some, and the water from the well is believed to have healing powers.
While under house arrest, for 2 yrs., in Rome (A.D. 61-62) Paul used the time to write: Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. 4 yrs. of presumed freedom followed his release, during which time he wrote 1 Timothy and Titus. 2 Timothy was penned during his final imprisonment.. The Apostle Paul, by Kenneth Wyatt.
Tarsus, hometown of St. Paul, - Little of Tarsus during the time of Paul has been excavated due to the location of the modern city of Cumhuriyet Alani atop the ruins. Excavations have turned up a paved city street of Tarsus along with a colonnaded podium, which may date to the 2nd century BC.