American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. Plural form of Galatian.
- n. biblical The ninth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the epistle of St Paul to the Galatians.
- n. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians
“As Paul says in Galatians 5: we are fallen from grace when we turn away after another belief.”
“St. Paul certainly understands this: in Galatians 5.21, after he's finished a standard vice list including such things as quarrels, envy, and drunkenness, he tells his Christian audience, "I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God" (NRSV).”
“Or to put it in other way, in what sense did Paul use the name Galatians?”
“The first group of people became known as Galatians were from the barbarian tribal stock known as Celts or Gauls.”
“God's Word in Galatians 6: 7 will always be fulfilled, 'Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”
“Read about the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5: 22-25.”
“Read about the acts of the sinful nature in Galatians 5: 19-21.”
“Christian baptismal formulation, preserved in Paul's epistle to the Galatians, is a radical declaration.”
“Jerome thinks that Paul is playing upon the name Galatians, deriving it from the Hebrew word Galath, which means fallen or carried away, as though Paul wanted to say, “You are true Galatians, i.e., fallen away in name and in fact.””
“The absence of personal greetings is not an argument for either of the two theories; for similarly there are none in Galatians, Philippians, First and Second Thessalonians, First”
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