For those of you who may be following the highly entertaining
http://www.nbc.com/ad-the-bible-continues, there was not a lot in the last show that was biblically accurate. There may have been a lot of historical aspects that were true but I cannot attest to that.
What I can attest to is what the Bible says:
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me (Saul) so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles,
I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,
17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me;
but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
18 Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
26 And when he had come to Jerusalem, he was trying to associate with the disciples; and they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. (This was at least 3 years after his conversion, mind you).