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  Epistle to 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.
Although Ferdinand Christian Baur, one of the earliest critical scholars, argued that Paul did not write Galatians, critical scholarship by the end of the 19th century was in agreement that Paul had written this letter.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Galatians   (1084 words)

 Echoed Voices: Celts in Asia Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Galatians, themselves speakers of a Celtic language, lived in the center of present-day Turkey in the area of the capital city of Ankara.
In fact, Galatians went on to serve as mercenaries in the army of the Seleucids and of the Ptolemies in Egypt.
The capitals of the three Galatian tribes were Ancyra (Ankara) in the center of Galatia, fortress of the Tectosages tribe; Pessinus in the west, fortress of the Tolistobogii tribe; and Tavium in the east, fortress of the Trocmi tribe.
www.echoedvoices.org /Jun2002/Celts_in_Asia_Minor.html   (2227 words)

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Galatians 3:1-10, Paul proves that the gospel message he preached to the Gentiles about the finished work of Christ for salvation was in total conformity with what the Apostles taught at Jerusalem.
Galatians 3:28, 29, Abrahams seed and thus the heirs to the promise given by God to Abraham is clearly identified: The seed is Christ, and the heirs are those in Christ:
Throughout Galatians, there is a strong curse against those who seek to rebuild the physical distinction between the old Israel and the Gentile nations that was destroyed in Christ.
www.biblicalexaminer.org /Galatians.htm   (13014 words)

 GALATIANS, NRSV NEW TESTAMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Galatians follows the form of a letter to specific Christian churches, there are no references to anyone in the community and little information about Paul's mission among them.
Prior to writing Galatians, Paul had been involved in discussions of Gentile observance of the law with the leaders of the Jerusalem church (2.1-10).
The content and sharp polemic of Galatians were worked out in reply to what Paul knew of his opponents' teaching and their attacks upon him.
www.anova.org /sev/htm/nt/09_galatians.htm   (3862 words)

 Theology WebSite: New Testament Study Helps: Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the epistle itself it is clear that the readers were called galatians (3:1) and were grouped in what is described as "the churches of Galatia" (1:2).
The geographical district of Galatia lay in the northern part of the Roman province of galatia, and it was assumed by all commentators until the nineteenth century that Paul established churches in the northern district and that this epistle was written to a group of communities there.
It is often supposed that Galatians 4:13 ("I first preached the gospel to you") implies that two visits had been paid by Paul before the writing of this epistle, and on the northern theory this would mean that the second visit would need to be identified with Acts 18:23.
www.theologywebsite.com /nt/galatians.shtml   (962 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: 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.
"Galatians" was an honourable title when applied to them; but they would be insulted if they were called Phrygians or Lycaonians.
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.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06336a.htm   (4975 words)

 An Introduction to Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Galatians" was the best term to use to describe the people of the southern districts since it included all without ethnical distinctions17 8.
In Galatians Paul clearly considers them not to be part of the church (4:21-31; 5:12).
Although Acts 21 may seem to be anachronistic to a discussion of Galatians, it is apparent through the book of Acts that Paul is not against Jews practicing Judaism (Acts 16:3; 18:18; 21:26), or against Gentiles making concessions in order to reach the Jews (Acts 15:22-35; 16:4; 21:25).
members.aol.com /naccbcandcpcs/gal.htm   (1036 words)

 Galatians, Epistle to (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
They seem to have been composed mainly of converts from heathenism (4:8), but partly also of Jewish converts, who probably, under the influence of Judaizing teachers, sought to incorporate the rites of Judaism with Christianity, and by their active zeal had succeeded in inducing the majority of the churches to adopt their views (1:6; 3:1).
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.
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.
christiananswers.net /dictionary/galatiansepistleto.html   (417 words)

 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).
In any case, the new Christians whom Paul is addressing 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.
www.nccbuscc.org /nab/bible/galatians/intro.htm   (590 words)

 Galatians - NRSV
Then I laid before them (though only in a private meeting with the acknowledged leaders) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure that I was not running, or had not run, in vain.
(Galatians 4) My point is this: heirs, as long as they are minors, are no better than slaves, though they are the owners of all the property; 2 but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.
(Galatians 6) My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness.
www.devotions.net /bible/48galatians.htm   (2591 words)

Galatians has traditionally been accepted as one of the four "capital epistles" of Paul (the other three being Romans and 1st and 2nd Corinthians).
Had the Jerusalem Council took place before the writing of Galatians, it is inexplicable why Paul does not appeal to that decision to refute the opponents of the true gospel in Galatians.
Galatians was plainly written to converts of Paul's who had allowed themselves to be influenced by false teachers.
www.versebyverse.org /doctrine/intro-gal.html   (1039 words)

 The Four Eleven Foundation:: Galatians - Book of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul's practice of using an amanuensis is done away with in the love interest he had for these Galatians, and by this means they were assured of the letter's authenticity.
Galatians 6:13 "For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh."
Galatians 6:16 "And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God."
www.4-11.org /books/galatians/gal16.html   (913 words)

Galatians: Introduction and Outline by Professor Barry D. Smith, Atlantic Baptist University, in Religious Studies 1023: The New Testament and Its Context.
Galatians, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, 1871.
The Spuriousness of the Pauline Epistle, Exemplified by the Epistle to the Galatians, G. van den Bergh van Eysinga.
www.textweek.com /pauline/gal.htm   (606 words)

 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.
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).
www.angelfire.com /ok/bibleteaching/galatianscommentary.html   (21377 words)

 Clarke's Commentary - Galatians 4
The apostle shows that, as an heir in nonage is under tutors and guardians, so were the Galatians while under the law; and, as the heir when he comes of age is no longer under guardians, so they, when the Gospel came, arrived at full maturity, and were redeemed from the law, 1-3.
If the Galatians were turning again to them, it is evident that they had been once addicted to them.
The Galatians were once the firm friends of the apostle, and loved him so well that they would have even plucked out their eyes for him; and yet these very people cast him off, and counted and treated him as an enemy!
www.godrules.net /library/clarke/clarkegal4.htm   (3544 words)

 Galatians - Philip F. Esler - Microsoft Reader eBook
Paul's letter to the Galatians, sometimes known as the Magna Carta of Christian liberty, is central to the understanding of the relation of Paul and the Law and is packed with crucial historical, social and theological material.
He outlines the problems often associated with reading Galatians, the context of the text, the rhetoric of the text and the intercultural and social implications of Galatians.
Galatians includes comprehensive indices of ancient sources and modern sources, detailed references and an appendix discussing Paul's attitude to the Law in Romans 5.20-21.
www.ebookmall.com /ebook/76490-ebook.htm   (465 words)

Galatians 2:1-10 - The Battle Belongs to the Lord
Galatians 5:22-23a - Joy to Self-Control & All in Between
Galatians 6:11-14 - Boasting in the Cross of Christ
www.calvarychapel.com /portcharlotte/GalAudio.htm   (343 words)

 Galatians Audio Bible Study Lesson
Galatians 4:1-11, Clarification of the Doctrine, the Domestic Illustration
Galatians 4:12-20, Clarification of the Doctrine, the Historical Illustration
Galatians 4:21-31, Clarification of the Doctrine, the Logical Illustration
www.soniclight.com /study_cd/audio_bible_study_lessons/galatians.htm   (97 words)

 Inheritors or Slaves? A study of Galatians 4
We are under the authority of Christ, not under the Law (3:23-25; see the study on Galatians 3).
The Galatians had come out religious bondage, and were going back into a religious bondage.
Paul was flabbergasted as to why the Galatians were being tempted to fall into this slavery (4:9), an old covenant slavery that included the observance of special days and months and seasons and years (4:10).
www.wcg.org /lit/bible/epis/gal4.htm   (1673 words)

 bibleteacher.org: sermon by Rev Willmouth, Galatians 3:1-5
Paul now asks the Galatians some very pointed questions about their own salvation experience in hopes of confirming in them once again that they had experienced salvation through grace and not by trying to keep the law.
The evidence of the Galatians salvation was in the suffering that they endured, not because they were trying to keep the law, but because of the truth of the message that they proclaimed.
God had bestowed his Spirit abundantly upon the Galatians as evidenced when they accepted the gospel of grace, and so there was no reason for them to now try to add anything else to it by trying to keep the law.
www.bibleteacher.org /Gal03_05.htm   (4989 words)

 Galatians Outline
Paul was hoping that the Galatians would recall his temptations in the flesh.
Paul was hoping that the Galatians would follow the truth because he was telling them the truth.
If the Galatians were to follow false teachers, they would use them in the wrong way because those false teachers were following the doctrines of men.
www.christianlibrary.org /authors/Charles_Burke/outlines/gal-out.htm   (2692 words)

An interesting aside is that the Celtic people for whom Galatia is named are of the same ethnic stock as those for whom Gaul (France) was named; one group settled in Asia Minor while the rest migrated to the west.
Of course, it is also Paul's own message and Paul is joined in greeting the Galatians by the Christians who are with him.
Paul's wish is that the Galatians might have the grace and the peace that God gives – which is nothing more than a continuation of the gift which God has already given in Christ.
pivotrock.net /Bible/Galatians.html   (1845 words)

 Notes on Galatians
(4) He applies the former doctrine to the Galatians, with a special rebuke: for in comparison with them, the Jews might have pretended some excuse as men that were born and brought up in that service of the Law.
(18) He adds special exhortations according as he knew the Galatians to be subject to different vices: and first of all he warns them to take heed of ambition, which vice has two fellows, backbiting and envy.
(9) The fourth and last part of the epistle, in which he returns to his principal end and purpose: that is, that the Galatians should not allow themselves to be led out of the way by the false apostles.
www.reformed.org /documents/geneva/galatians.html   (8800 words)

 The Letter to the Galatians
The Galatian mission had been the most fruitful part of the work Paul had done in company with Barnabas four or five years before, on what is usually described as his first missionary journey.
That the Galatians who had once had this sublime experience should now lapse into the dull, lifeless, formal kind of religion their new teachers offered them was more than he could bear.
He cares deeply for the Galatians, and their religious welfare is a matter of the utmost personal concern to him.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /goodspeed/ch03.html   (3884 words)

 Theology WebSite: Electronic Texts: Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The proper answer is: Although the Galatians had fallen away from the doctrine of Paul, baptism, the Gospel, and the name of Christ continued among them.
Jerome thinks that Paul is playing upon the name Galatians, deriving it from the Hebrew word Galath, which means fallen or carried away, as though Paul wanted to say, "You are true Galatians, i.e., fallen away in name and in fact." Some believe that the Germans are descended from the Galatians.
If it were not for the example of the Galatian churches I would never have thought it possible that anybody who had received the Word of God with such eagerness as they had, could so quickly let go of it.
www.theologywebsite.com /etext/luther_galatians1.shtml   (11098 words)

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