1 Cor 7:8 seems to indicate that he was not married, and allows for the possibility that he was a widower. This passage should take precedence over 1 Corinthians 9:5. On the basis of Acts 26:10 (cf. Phil 3:5-6) some have argued that Paul was a member of the sanhedrin and therefore most likely married. This cannot be substantiated with any degree of certainty.