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They were primarily bi-lingual Note: unattributed links are too general knowledge found on Wikipedia for the historical background. Alexander the Great made his conquests during the early 4th c. BC, at which time the Hellenization first occurred in the area (which in part actively sought the teaching of the Greek language). The Celtic invasion of Galatia ...


I believe you have misunderstood the context of what Paul is talking about in Gal 3:27-28. Taking the verse in context we see Paul has just been speaking of faith and the law and the verse before draws this out in that it speaks to all that believe, that they are "sons" through faith. He does not mention "daughters" but does endorse this concept and it is ...


Of course they couldn't read or write for that matter very few in the region much less the church were allowed the privilege of a basic education. A common view is that of W.H. Kelber, who claims that, in first-century A.D. Palestine, “writing was in the hands of an élite of trained specialists, and reading required an advanced education available only ...


Consider the statement "let God be true and every man a liar" (Romans 3:4). This is not saying God should be true, but a fact. In the same sense, let him be accursed is not referring to the church cursing someone, but a statement of fact. Consider also Romans 9:3 "I could wish myself accursed."

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