Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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15: Galatians

Study Questions

  1. What differentiates Galatians from the rest of Paul’s letters, especially at the introduction?
  2. Put into your own words the argument of chapter 3. Give special attention to how the promises to Abraham relate to the law of Moses and how Jesus’ death fits in.
  3. What is the difference between “the present Jerusalem” and “the Jerusalem above” (4:25–26)?
  4. What does it mean to “walk by the Spirit” (5:16)? Pay attention to the wider context of chapter 5.