The occasion for this letter was a controversy that developed among the churches in Galatia, and especially the one in Antioch, concerning the matter of requiring Gentile Christians to obey the Mosaic Law.
What is the purpose and occasion of the book of Galatians?
Contents. This epistle addresses the question of whether the Gentiles in Galatia were obligated to follow Mosaic Law to be part of the Christ community. After an introductory address, the apostle discusses the subjects which had occasioned the epistle.
What is the main purpose of Galatians?
The book of Galatians reminds Jesus followers to embrace the Gospel message of the crucified Messiah, that justifies all people through faith and empowers them to live like Jesus did.
When and where was Galatians written?
Paul the Apostle to Christian churches (exact location uncertain) that were disturbed by a Judaizing faction. Paul probably wrote the epistle from Ephesus about 53–54 to a church he had founded in the territory of Galatia, in Asia Minor, though there is uncertainty about the date of the letters composition.
What does Galatians mean in the Bible?
: an argumentative letter of St. Paul written to the Christians of Galatia and included as a book in the New Testament — see Bible Table.
Why Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians?
Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians to counter the message of missionaries who visited Galatia after he left. These missionaries taught that Gentiles must follow parts of the Jewish Law in order to be saved. In particular, these missionaries taught that Christian men had to accept the Jewish rite of circumcision.