The Better Bibles blog has a post today on Galatians as a hortatory text. There haven’t been too many posts related to Galatians recently so it is good to get my fix today :). Here’s the conclusion:
The main reason to suggest that Gal 2:11-21 happened after Gal 2:1-10 is the assumption that things ought to be told in chronological order, but as I have tried to show, such an assumption does not apply to a hortatory text. The problems and admonitions in such a text are rarely told in chronological order, since that would be irrelevant for building up the case for change.