Category Archives: Galatians 6

Galatians 6.12-17 in JSNT

The latest issue of JSNT has an article of interest:

Prokhorov, Alexander V. “Taking the Jews out of the Equation: Galatians 6.12-17 as a Summons to Cease Evading Persecution.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 36: 2 (2013): 172-188.

You can read the abstract or download it here.


Galatians roundup

Blog posts on Galatians seem to be feast or famine. We can go a couple of weeks with nothing and then suddenly there are several to report.

Michael F. Bird reports that the two most persuasive arguments he has read regarding Gal. 2.11-14 are by Mark Nanos and Peter Tomson. You can check out the reasons for that here or read Tomson’s book, the details of which are below.

Peter J. Tomson, Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles. (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum. Section Three. Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature, 1). Assen: Van Gorcum, 1990. 9023224906, 9789023224907. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991. 080062467X, 9780800624675.

Peter M. Head looks at the argument of Angela Standhartinger [“Colossians and the Pauline School” NTS 50 (2004): 571-593] with relation to Galatians and concludes that she overstretches the evidence in making her conclusion that Paul did not anticipate his letters being copied.

Stephen C. Carlson reports on extensive errata in Swanson’s collation of C in Galatians.

Susan Eastman on Israel in Galatians 6:16

Susan Grove Eastman, “Israel and the Mercy of God: A Re-reading of Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9-11.” New Testament Studies. 56:3 (2010): 367-395.

Eastman argues that in Galatians 6:16 and Romans 9-11 “Israel” refers to the Jews. You can read a short abstract of this article online.

This article is an expansion of her recent essay on this same topic:

Susan Grove Eastman, “Israel and Divine Mercy in Galatians and Romans.” In, Between Gospel and Election: Explorations in the Interpretation of Romans 9–11. Edited by Florian Wilk and J. Ross Wagner with the assistance of Frank Schleritt. WUNT. Tübingen: J. C. B. Möhr, 2010. ?-?.

Early Christianity inaugral issue online

The following article is available online in the first issue of Early Christianity.

Matthias Konradt, “Die Christonomie der Freiheit. Zu Paulus’ Entfaltung seines ethischen Ansatzes in Gal 5,13-6,10.” Early Christianity. 1:1 (2010): 60-81.

Obviously it is not in English but there is an English abstract and if you are interested you can cut and paste it into Google translator.

Matthias Konradt on Galatians 5-6

Ekaterini G. Tsalampouni brought to my attention a new journal, Early Christianity, which will be publishing an article on Galatians in its first volume next year:

Matthias Konradt, “Die Berufung zur Freiheit und die Liebe asl Erfüllung des Gesetzes. Beobachtungen zu Paulus’ Entfaltung seiner Ethik in Gal 5,13-6,10.” Early Christianity. 1 (2010): ?-?.