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To What Prior Writing (proegraphē) Was Paul Referring in Galatians 3:1 Which Speaks of Christ as Crucified?

On the premise that Galatians was written after Paul's first missionary journey, when he visited the lower region of the province of Galatia (Acts 14), but before the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15): To ...
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What does It mean to be "clothed with Christ"?

I don't fully grasp the concept of "clothing yourselves with Christ". Galatians 3:26-29 NASB 26 For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you ...
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Can God forgive someone who preached a different gospel, but in good faith?

Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema. 9 As we have said before, so say I now again, if ...
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Are Gentiles under the Mosaic Law (Galatians 4:5)?

This question is inspired from two other questions on this site. Who are those in Galatians 4:4-5 What does "redeem" mean in "to redeem those under the law" in Galatians 4:5? ...
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What does "redeem" mean in "to redeem those under the law" in Galatians 4:5?

Galatians 4:4-5 ESV "...God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons". [redeem/exagorase/I ...
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What does it really mean to be a child of promise (Gal 4:28)?

Paul in Gal 4:28 refers to his Christian brethren in this way: Now we, brethren, as Isaac was are the children of promise. What does it really mean to be a child of promise?
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Does righteousness come from the law or not? [closed]

In Ezekiel 18:9 it says (ESV): "walks in my statutes, and keeps my rules by acting faithfully—he is righteous; he shall surely live, declares the Lord God." And in Ezekiel 14:14 (ESV) it ...
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What is Galatians 5:19 specifically referring to when it says dissensions & factions are an act of the flesh?

In Galatians 5:19-21 it says: The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, ...
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What is the sequence in Galatians 2:17?

Galatians 2:17 reads (ESV): But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! Here's what I see as the sequence. We ...
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What's the correct translation of Galatians 5:17

I've noticed that the latest NIV translation translates Galatians 5:17 differently to every other translation. NIV "For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is ...
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Why does Paul say the law came after 430 years in Galatians 3:17?

Galatians 3:17 NET What I am saying is this: The law that came 430 years later does not cancel a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to invalidate the promise. But its clear the law was ...
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Does Paul state Christ was present when Abraham received the promise?

In explaining the Gospel of salvation from faith to the Galatians, Paul states the promise to Abraham was to "the Seed" not "seeds" and the Seed was Christ (cf. Galatians 3:15-18). ...
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Galatians 3:23 Guarded in protective custody or held captive as prisoners under the law? Translation of ἐφρουρούμεθα συγκλειόμενοι

The old versions show a positive view of the law in Gal 3:23 showing it as guardian keeping in protective custody, but some new versions show the picture of a jailer or kidnapper by using the words ...
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Modern Scholar's view that the law of Moses was not given by God? [closed]

I need some overview of Martinus de Boer's views about the law of Moses and especially need to know if there are more scholars within the last few centuries who openly and clearly believe that the ...
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Which Preposition is Used Concerning Paul's Body in Galatians 6:17?

KJV From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. NIV (and others) From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. ...
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What does Paul mean by 'one word' in Galatians 5:14?

Galatians 5:14 KJV 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. What does one word mean in the above text?
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Dropped articles for νόμος in Galatians 3

Paul uses the word νόμος 14 times in Galatians 3: verse Greek v2 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου v5 ἐξ ἔργων νόμου v10 (twice) ἐξ ἔργων νόμου ... τοῦ νόμου v11 ἐν νόμῳ v12 ὁ δὲ νόμος v13 τοῦ νόμου v17 ὁ μετὰ ...
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Was Paul tacitly referring to Moses as an Angel worshipper in Colossions 2:16-18?

KJV Colossians 2:16-18 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but ...
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Was Kosher Food the real issue in Galatians 2?

In Galatians 2, the main issue is traditionally thought to be "table fellowship," but I am wondering if it was actually kosher food. Prior to this episode, in the congregation at Antioch, ...
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Why did Christ take away the curse of the law on the cross, when he had already ended the law at the same time?

Galatians 3:13 - Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it has been written: "Cursed is everyone hanging on a tree"-- Paul charges people to obey ...
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"Now a mediator is not of one, but God is one." ( Galatians 3:20, King James Version )

I have not been to church in years. I recently went to a friend's prayer meeting. While there, I was encouraged to read the following from the bible: "Now a mediator is not of one, but God is ...
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Is Paul talking about salvation in Galatians 5:21?

Galatians 5:21 …envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. ...
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What point is Paul making in Galatians 5:15?

Galatians 5:15 NASB But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. What what point is Paul making here?
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What is Galatians 4:29 referring to?

Galatians 4:28-30 NASB And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him [who was born] according to the Spirit, so it is ...
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Who is the Jerusalem above?

Galatians 4: 25-26 NASB “Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.”...
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How did Paul become like the Galatians in Galatian 4:12?

Galatians 4:12 NASB I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. In what way did Paul become as the Galatians?
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Is Paul speaking to two different audiences in Galatians 4?

Is Paul speaking to two different audiences in Galatians 4:5 and 4:8? Is one group those who were “under the Law” (Jews) and another those who “did not know God” (Gentiles)? If so, is the rest of the ...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord? [closed]

Galatians 4:14 though my condition put you to the test, you did not scorn or despise me, but welcomed me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. According to Bart Ehrman: I had always simply read the ...
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Acts 21 vs. Galatians and Corinthians. Did Paul live according to the Jewish Law? [duplicate]

Acts 21 seems to show Paul participating in a Temple ritual to demonstrate that he himself lived "in obedience to the law" and that there was no truth in reports that he told Jewish ...
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Paul's illness in Galatians 4:14

What kind of illness did Paul have? Why did Paul say his illness was a trial to the Galatians? Galatians 4:14 and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or ...
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In Galatians 4:4, does the shift from indicative active to participle middle imply a difference in time?

In defending his Gospel to the Galatians, Paul makes the following statement: But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law (4:4 ESV) ὅτε δὲ ἦλθεν ...
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The difference between zao and zaomai

The New testament uses both forms: zao and zaomai. The word zao means to live and zaomai is its medium(middle)/passive form. However I have never seen that anyone would have made any difference ...
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Why unite specifically these three categories of people in Galatians 3:28?

I wonder why the apostle Paul in the Book of Galatians (3:28) specifically unifies three categories of people.. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male ...
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How does the NLT translates Galatians 3:20?

Galatians 3:20 NLT Now a mediator is needed if two people enter into an agreement, but God acted on his own when he made his promise to Abraham. KJV Galatians 3 : 20 Now a mediator is not a ...
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How does Paul say God separated him from his mother's womb in Galatians 1:15?

Galatians 1:15 KJV But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, How does Paul say he was separated in his mother's womb and called by grace yet he ...
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Why doesn't Paul say "the fruit of the flesh" instead of "the works of the flesh" in Galatians 5:19?

Galatians 5:19-23 ESV 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, ...
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Galatians 5:4 “fallen from grace/failed to grasp grace” Greek roots

I heard a Pastor through a teaching sermon on Galatians make mention that Galatians 5:4 is spoken from Paul in terms of “failing to grasp grace” rather than “falling from grace” as if justified ...
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Did Paul contradict Jesus' admonition not to call anyone father in Galatians 4:19 and 1 Corinthians 4:14-17?

Jesus warned against calling anyone other than God father on earth: 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no man your father on earth, ...
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What is the most accurate translation of “Christ is not a minister of sin”? Galatians 2:17

Q:What is the most accurate rendering/translation of the phrase “Christ is not a minister of sin” ? Q2: & what does that communicate to us? ““But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ...
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Is love a spiritual gift or a spiritual fruit?

The context of 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 (spiritual gifts) appears to suggest that love (as well as hope and faith) is a spiritual gift: 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a ...
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What is meant by bite and consume one another?

Gal5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! ...
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Who is the intermediary in Gal 3:19-20

Galatians 3:19-20 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an ...
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I've been assigned to do an exegesis on Gal. 3:15-20 this coming Sunday morning and I would appreciated any help with this passage

(ESV) Gal. 3:15-20 15 To give a human example, brothers:[fn] even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to ...
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Why does the NIV capitalize "Seed" in Galatians 3:19?

Galatians 3:19 NIV 19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted ...
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Does 'panaq' (Proverbs 29:21) have relevance to Galatians 4:1-7 (sonship)?

The word panaq is used only once in scripture, in Proverbs 29:21, and thus has caused some head-scratching as is seen in the question on this site which asked if it were good to turn a 'slave' into a ...
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Which transgressions?

GALATIANS 3:19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of ...
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Should we understand Deuteronomy 16:20, Ezekiel 18:9 and Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 to be the same teaching?

[Deuteronomy 16:20 NASB20] (20) "Justice, [and only] justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. [Ezekiel 18:9 NASB20] (9) [if] he ...
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If Psalm 119 is true, what 'law' is Galatians 2:21 referencing?

Paul presents a theological condition in [Galatians 2:21, KJV] regarding righteousness associated with the 'law'. "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then ...
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Is Paul being a bit extreme with his "wish" that they should mutilate themselves in Galatians 5:12?

In the Letter to the Galatians, the apostle Paul writes: Galatians 5:7-12: "You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. ...
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What is the specific translation of "δωρεὰν" ("dorean") in Gal 2:21? Did righteousness used to come by the law?

In Galatians 2:21 it reads: "εἰ γὰρ διὰ νόμου δικαιοσύνη, ἄρα Χριστὸς δωρεὰν ἀπέθανεν" Some translations are: Latin Vulgate: "si enim per legem iustitia ergo Christus **...
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