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  Epistle to the Galatians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Galatians appear to have been receptive to the teaching of these newcomers, and the epistle is Paul's angry response to what he sees as their willingness to turn from his teaching.
The similarity between this epistle and that to the Romans has led to the conclusion that they were both written at the same time, namely, in the winter of AD 57–58, during Paul's stay in Corinth (Acts 20:2–3).
This to the Galatians is written on the urgency of the occasion, tidings having reached him of the state of matters; and that to the Romans in a more deliberate and systematic way, in exposition of the same fundamental doctrines of the gospel.
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 Epistle to Galatians
This epistle was written for the purpose of counteracting this Judaizing tendency, and of recalling the Galatians to the simplicity of the gospel, and at the same time also of vindicating Paul's claim to be a divinely-commissioned apostle.
The similarity between this epistle and that to the Romans has led to the conclusion that they were both written at the same time, namely, in the winter of A.D. 57-8, during Paul's stay in Corinth (Acts 20:2, 3).
This to the Galatians is written on the urgency of the occasion, tidings having reached him of the state of matters; and that to the Romans in a more deliberate and systematic way, in exposition of the same great doctrines of the gospel.
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 Epistle to Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This epistle written for the purpose of counteracting this tendency and of recalling the Galatians to simplicity of the gospel and at the same time also vindicating Paul's claim to be a divinely-commissioned apostle.
The epistle is to prove against the Jews that men justified by faith without the works of law of Moses.
In the conclusion of the epistle (6:11) says "Ye see how large a letter have written with mine own hand." It implied that this was different from his usage which was simply to write the salutation with his own hand indicating that rest of the epistle was written by hand.
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 Epistle to the Galatians
Henceword the Galatians were under the protection of the Romans, and were involved in all the troubles of the civil wars that followed.
The Epistle was written to conteract the influence of a few Judaizers who had come amongst the Galatians, and were endeavouring to persuade them that in order to be Christians it was necessary to be circumcised and observe the Law of Moses.
As it is admitted on all hands that St. Paul wrote the Epistle, and as its authenticity has never been seriously called in question, it is important not only for its biographical data and direct teaching, but also for the teaching implies in it as being known at the time.
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 Epistle to the Galatians articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Galatians GALATIANS [Galatians], letter of the New Testament.
It is ascribed to St. Paul and addressed to ethnic Gauls living in central Asia Minor, or to inhabitants of the Roman province of Galatia in S Asia Minor.
The Pauline Epistles (ascribed to St. Paul) are Romans, First and Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians, First and Second Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews.
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 USCCB - NAB - Galatians - Introduction
If it is addressed to the Galatians in the north, the letter was probably written around A.D. 54 or 55, most likely from Ephesus after Paul's arrival there for a stay of several years on his third missionary journey (Acts 19; Acts 20:31).
On the South Galatian theory, the date would be earlier, perhaps A.D. Involved is the question of how one relates the events of Gal 2:1-10 to the "Council of Jerusalem" described in Act 15 (see the notes on each passage).
Galatians is thus a summary of basic Pauline theology.
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 Galatians
To receive Dr. Richison's study on Galatians, either as an e-mail subscription or as an attached file, see the information at the bottom of the Grace Notes home page.
Galatians is one of the most influential of Paul epistle.
Galatians proclaims the power of the gospel over the penalty and power of sin.
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 The Epistle to the Galatians, New Testament Introduction- Louis Berkhof.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Epistle to the Galatians, New Testament Introduction- Louis Berkhof.
In the Epistle to the Romans Paul does not directly encounter such as are hostile to the truth or personal adversaries; hence it is written in a calm spirit and is at most indirectly polemical.
The impression received from the narrative is corroborated by the Epistle, which in the main addresses itself to the Greeks who had not yet accepted circumcision, but had of late been urged to submit to this rite, if not to all the Jewish ceremonies, that they might share in the covenant blessings of Abraham.
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 Epistle to Galatians
The Epistle, then, was written to counteract the influence of a few Judaizes who had come amongst the Galatians, and were endeavoring to persuade them that in order to be perfect Christians it was necessary to be circumcised and observe the Law of Moses.
Galatians is the University of the Gospel for a Jew, with Romans, and, of course, with the Letter to the Hebrews.
The Galatians were converts from paganism (Gal.4:8-9) who were now being enticed by other missionaries to add the observances of the Jewish law, including the rite of circumcision, to the cross of Christ as a means of salvation.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Epistle to the Galatians
Paul addresses his letter to the churches of Galatia (Galatians 1:2) and calls them Galatians (Galatians 3:1); and in I Cor., vi, 1, he speaks of the collections which he ordered to be made in the churches of Galatia.
The Epistle was written to conteract the influence of a few Judaizers who had come amongst the Galatians, and were endeavouring to persuade them that in order to be perfect Christians it was necessary to be circumcised and observe the Law of Moses.
He claims, at least indirectly, to have worked miracles amongst the Galatians, and that they received the Holy Ghost (iii, 5), almost in the words of St. Luke as to the events at Iconium (Acts 14:3).
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 Epistle to the Galatians
Luther once wrote, "The Epistle to the Galatians is my epistle; I have betrothed myself to it; it is my wife." Those discerning disciples who love and cherish their freedom in Christ have long loved and cherished the truths proclaimed by Paul in this marvelous first book of the NT canon.
Galatians is the first known letter written by the apostle Paul, and most scholars believe it also to be the first book penned in the NT canon.
The epistle to the Galatian brethren has been called "The Epistle of Conflict." Dr. Everett F. Harrison wrote, "The tone of the letter is noticeably sharp, especially in dealing with the Judaizers, but also in rebuking the Galatians" (Introduction to the New Testament, p.
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 G. A. van den Bergh van Eysinga, The Spuriousness of the So-called Pauline Epistles.
Thus the Epistle to the Ephesians is without an address, that to the Hebrews without a suitable introduction, that of James without a proper conclusion; the First Epistle of John lacks [64] both introduction and conclusion.
NOW that T. Whittaker has made the views of van Manen on the Epistle to the Romans and the two Epistles to the Corinthians accessible to English readers, it is perhaps desirable to devote particular attention to the Epistle to the Galatians, especially as it enjoys a great reputation for authenticity.
Although the Epistle is a unity, in which a thread of connection is not lacking from the beginning to the end, nevertheless we notice here and there that the writer introduced ideas which he has picked up in the course of his reading.
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 A Historical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was a Greek, and this is carefully explained in II 3, 50 that the readers may not fail to catch the drift of the argument.
Had the Galatians known Titus, had he accompanied Paul on a journey and been familiar to them, the explanation would have been unnecessary; and in this Epistle there is not a single unnecessary word.
On the other hand, it was a telling sequel to the Epistle that Titus, who is quoted as an example to the Galatians, and who was of course one of "the brethren which are with me" and associated in the Epistle, should personally visit the Galatians along with Paul on his next journey.
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Cole, Robert A. The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians; an introduction and commentary.
Lenski, R. H., The Interpretation Of St. Paul's Epistles To The Galatians, To The Ephesians And To The Philippians.
Williams, A. Lukyn, The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle To The Galatians.
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 Galatians
Galatians: Introduction and Outline by Professor Barry D. Smith, Atlantic Baptist University, in Religious Studies 1023: The New Testament and Its Context.
Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, Martin Luther.
The Spuriousness of the Pauline Epistle, Exemplified by the Epistle to the Galatians, G. van den Bergh van Eysinga.
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 Saint (St)Paul’s Letter (Epistle) to the Galatians
Thus Paul wants the Galatians to know that what he desires for them is simply that they enjoy the experience of the grace of God, which does not need to be earned but is freely given.
Instead of seeking to bring the Galatians into the freedom of Christ they were trying to bring them into bondage to a set of religious and ethical observances.
It is possible that the Galatian Christians had suffered persecution as a result of their response to Christ (Acts 14.22).
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 Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Spuriousness of So-called Pauline Epistles Exemplified by the Epistle to the Galatians
Galatians is one of the four letters of Paul known as the Hauptbriefe, which are universally accepted as authentic.
But this is not to say that the argument for justification of faith in Galatians is cut-and-dry; far from it, Paul's epistle to the Galatians is full of passion, anger, and drama.
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 Epistle to the Galatians
It was written by Saint Paul in answer to opponents who were trying to convince the Galatian Christians that circumcision was necessary for salvation.
This epistle and the Epistle to the Romans served as prime sources for the Reformation teaching on justification by faith.
J Bligh, Galatians (1969); J D Dunn, Jesus, Paul, and the Law (1990).
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 Epistle to the Galatians - Theopedia
Galatians Narrated in the ESV: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Real Audio), by Marquis Laughlin
Galatians: Introduction, Argument, and Outline, by Daniel B. Wallace
The Book of Galatians: Gentiles are Not Under the Mosaic Law (PDF)
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 Easton's Bible Dictionary: Fury to Gederah
The Galatians were in their origin a part of that great Celtic migration which invaded Macedonia about B.C. They were invited by the king of Bithynia to cross over into Asia Minor to assist him in his wars.
The similarity between this epistle and that to the Romans has led to the conclusion that they were both written at the same time, namely, in the winter of A.D. 57-8, during Paul's stay in Corinth (Acts 20:2,3).
exhorts the Galatian believers to stand fast in the faith as it is in Jesus, and to abound in the fruits of the Spirit, and in a right use of their Christian freedom (Gal.
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 Saint (St)Paul’s Letter (Epistle) to the Galatians
Thus Paul wants the Galatians to know that he desires for them only that they enjoy the experience of the grace of God, which does not need to be earned but is freely given..
The Galatians should want to be sought by those who bring the true Gospel, which had brought such blessing to them, even when Paul is not there with them, and not just by anyone who is enthusiastic for a cause.
Thus the Galatians will simply be becoming like the Pharisees, binding themselves and others with burdens grievous to be borne, committing themselves to a continual ritual, seeking impossibly to purify themselves and put themselves in a position to deserve eternal life.
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 Epistle to the Galatians
Galatians was the first New Testament book written, probably around 48-49 AD, just prior to the council of Acts 15 which forever settled the question as to whether the Gentiles needed to convert to Judaism in order to be Saved.
Apparently, the Judaisers were lying to the Galatians and telling them Paul himself approved of their doctrine.
Referring back to the point that the Torah is a tutor, and that one who has come into relationship with Christ, who yields to the Spirit, will naturally fulfill the spirit of the Torah in his behavior, and thus there is no need for his actions to be regulated by written ordinances.
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 INTRODUCTION TO THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS
In spite of this, I consider the Epistle to the Galatians to be one of the most important books of the Bible.
Assuming that the epistle is written to those churches established in the Southern Galatian region, we are left with two possible dates.
In either case, this would have been one of the earlier epistles to have been written, with a date between 48-52 A.D. Certain Jewish teachers had come from Jerusalem teaching that one had to become a Jew in order to be saved (Acts 15:1).
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 In Christ Jesus (3) -- The Epistle to the Galatians
f this epistle, both chapter one and chapter two, as far as verse 14, are historical and introductory, and the proper argument of the epistle is not fully entered upon until this preliminary or prefatory portion is passed.
Thus the Epistle to the Galatians meets the believer where the epistles to the Romans and to the Corinthians leave him, and urges him forward.
This expression, first found in Romans 6:4, is one of singular meaning, and the whole Epistle to the Galatians is a commentary upon it.
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 A Historical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
A Historical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
The Epistle Authorised by the Church in Antioch.
The Use of DIATHEKE in the Pauline Epistles.
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