For many students of the New Testament, the dating of Galatians is tedious work which does not seem to have much pay-off in reading the book itself. Whether the book is addressed to Northern or Southern Galatia or before or after Acts 15 seems like a pointless question, but it is in fact important since it will influence how we read the conflict between Paul and Peter in Gal 2. On the one hand, Gal 2: The issue is gentile circumcision and the consensus reached according to Gal 2 is that Gentiles are not required to submit. As I read Polhill , he seems to lean toward this view, and the fact that he treats Acts If it this is the case, then Paul writes Galatians in response to a report he has heard from the Galatian churches while he is in Ephesus or Corinth, perhaps in 53, but possibly as late as
Epistle to the Galatians
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Later interpolation in 1Thessalonians and Hebrews, plus dating of Galatians. Scholars date his epistles from approximately50 to 60 C. If written to Northern Galatia, it would have. Jul 22, In order to remind the church in Galatia about their identity as. Gordon Fee's commentary on Paul's letter to the Galatians is the third volume in.
There is a scholarly consensus that Galatians was written by Paul, however, there is not a consensus as to the date of writing, with estimates running from the late 40s to the late 50s. The letter to the Galatians does not mention the Jerusalem Council, and the omission is telling. Paul is extremely emotional in Galatians in his opposition to the "Judaizers", Jewish Christians who followed him to Galatia and had been teaching the gentile believers there that they needed to be circumcised and follow the law of Moses. Paul was adamently opposed to that idea, and it was this controversy that led to the Jerusalem Council of 50 A. The council's verdict went essentially in Paul's favor, indicating that gentiles did not need to be circumcised or follow the law of Moses, but requiring them to abstain from food offered to idols, from eating meat with blood, and from sexual immorality Acts
Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. The Date and Destination of the Book of Galatians. But this addressee has not been without debate. Paul usually classifies churches he founded according to their provinces.