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Bibil Identifier bibil:249405
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Separated from My Mother's Womb: An Appraisal of Paul's Testimony in Galatians 1:15
Author Jung, Jason J. C.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 48, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 26-33 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Galatians 1:15, Paul uniquely presents his appointment and apostleship as God's separating him from his mother's womb and calling him by grace. However, Paul's meaning behind the phrase, "separated from his mother's womb," has been speculated with little biblical-theological substance. Thus, this article presents a fresh argument that in this phrase Paul alludes to his birth as a Roman citizen, which is later followed by his calling to be an apostle to the Gentiles. This study also concludes that Galatians 1:15 functions as the center of Paul's argument in 1:6–2:10 with 2:11–21 as its illustration.
DOI 10.1177/0146107917746579
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Vocation
Pericopes Galatians 1,15
Galatians 1,6-2,21
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