A majority of scholars agree that Galatians was written between the late 40s and early 50s, although some date the original composition to c. 50–60.
Why did Paul wrote a letter to 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.
What is the occasion of Galatians?
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.
Was Galatians or Thessalonians written first?
The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle, and is addressed to the church in Thessalonica, in modern-day Greece. It is likely the first of Pauls letters, probably written by the end of AD 52. However, some scholars believe the Epistle to Galatians may have been written by AD 48.
What is Galatia called now?
Galatia was a region in north-central Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) settled by the Celtic Gauls c.