Pentheus and Paul

Line 794 of the play The Bacchae by Euripides finds the god Dionysus saying to Pentheus, "I would sacrifice to him rather than kick against the goad in your rage, a mortal fighter against a god." (John Davie , trans.)

When Paul is recounting his conversion experience in Acts 26:14 he says, "We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'"

Pure speculation, but is it possible that Jesus, in order to show His divinity to Paul, used an expression from Paul's studies that would bring to mind the idea of a man fighting against God?

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