Friday, May 2, 2014

Notes on Galatians 2:11-21

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, 

It isn’t clear when this happened, but Acts 12:17 says that Peter had to leave Jerusalem and go to “another place.”

I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 

Paul’s language expresses a “depth of feeling and outrage” (Dunn 117).

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Notes on Galatians 2:1-10

This section continues Paul’s delicate effort to pay respect to the apostles in Jerusalem while at the same time distancing himself from any perceived submission to Jerusalem (the source of the agitators).

1 Then after fourteen years

This could refer to 14 years from the first trip to Jerusalem mentioned at the end of chapter 1, or it could be 14 years from his conversion. I prefer the former.