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Bibil Identifier bibil:229345
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Galatians 1:8 and Paul's Reading of Abraham Story
Author Ehorn, Seth M.
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 439-444 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract What accounts for Paul’s elusive mention of ‘an angel from heaven’ in Gal. 1:8? Interpreters have typically avoided the question altogether or posited that Paul’s opponents claimed that their counter-gospel (Gal. 1:6–7) was mediated by angels (cf. Gal. 3:19). In this short essay, I suggest that Paul’s opaque reference becomes more clear when read in the light of his large-scale reflection on the Abrahamic narrative in his letter to the Galatians. It is from the story of Abraham that Paul finds reference to angelic visitors who come bringing a message that agrees with a promise already delivered to Abraham (Gen. 18:10, 14; cf. Gen. 17:16–17).
DOI DOI:10.1093/jts/flt086
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Angel
Pericopes Galatians 1,8
Galatians 1,6-1,7
Galatians 3,19
Genesis 18,10
Genesis 17,16-17,17
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