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- An ancient country of central Asia Minor in the region surrounding modern Ankara, Turkey. Settled by Celtic tribes in the third century BC, it became a Roman province in 25 BC.
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- proper noun A region of ancient
Asia Minor, in what is now central Turkey; a provinceof ancient Rome.
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- noun an ancient country in central Asia Minor
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In the New Testament, the term Galatia occurs three times.
Plutarch speaks of Ravenna as in Gaul, which he calls Galatia; but though Ravenna was within the limits of Cisalpine
Galatia is mentioned first here, as he would come to it first from Antioch.
Jewish Christians sojourning in Galatia (1Pe 1: 1), among other places mentioned.
That he had not been silent in Galatia on contributions for the poor, appears from the hint let fall in his
Illiberis were held about the same time, the one in Galatia, the other in Spain; but their respective canons, which are still extant, seem to breathe a very different spirit.
In the Book of Galatians, St. Paul writes to the church in Galatia, which is struggling with infighting about whether new converts had to first become Jews before they could become Christians.
The phrase, "all the brethren," accords with a date when he had many travelling companions, he and they having to bear jointly the collection to Jerusalem [Conybeare and Howson]. the churches -- Pessinus and Ancyra were the principal cities; but doubtless there were many other churches in Galatia (Ac 18: 23; 1Co
[Gal.i. 2], and we read not of any city in Galatia where a church was)
 Meaning the province in Asia, called Galatia, from the Gauls who conquered it, and occupied it jointly with the Greek colonists.