A Historical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

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Theclassics Us, 2013 - 130 من الصفحات
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... SECTION 13. CIVILISATION OF GALATIA UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE. In our sketch of the history of the Province Galatia, we have reached the period when Paul and Barnabas entered it. We must now state the evidence showing the character of the southern and northern parts of the Province respectively. It is, of course, not open to dispute that Paul founded churches in four cities of South Galatia, viz., Antioch, Iconium, Derbe and Lystra. The only point in dispute is whether Paul founded also another set of churches in North Galatia. The South Galatian theory is that no churches were founded by Paul in North Galatia; and that when he speaks of the churches of Galatia, he means the four churches in the south of the Province Galatia. The North Galatian theory is that Paul also founded churches in North Galatia, and that, when he speaks of his churches of Galatia, he means only the churches of North Galatia, and excludes the four South Galatian cities. The opinion that Paul included in his "churches of Galatia" both those of South and others of North Galatia is not held by any; and is, in fact, barred by the conditions of the question.1 On this we need not enter. 1 In his admirable EinUitung, 1897, Prof. Th. Zahn finds in the Churches of Galatia a certain North-Galatian part, but only second To the scholar who studies the society of the eastern Roman provinces, North Galatia stands apart and isolated from the cities of the southern part of the Province. Reserving South Galatia for the final Sections, we now gather together all that is known about society and civilisation in Imperial North Galatia. We saw in the sketch of its history, the failure of Greek civilisation to establish itself there, and the strength of the reaction towards the Celtic...

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