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Galatians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Celtic descendants of three tribes who inhabited the land in the third century bc (Betz, Galatians, 2). “Galatian” may also refer to all provincial residents of Galatia. In the New Testament, Paul is said to have remained for a while in the region of Galatia (Acts 18:23). Both Paul and the author of 1 Peter addressed letters to the Galatians (Gal 1:2).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Galatia
Galatians (Γαλάται, Galatai; also known as Κέλται, Keltai). Celtic descendants of three tribes who inhabited the land in the third century bc (Betz, Galatians, 2). “Galatian” may also refer to all provincial residents of Galatia. In the New Testament, Paul is said to have remained for a while in the
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Galatia, Galatians
GALATIA, GALATIANSWho are the addressees of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and where precisely do they live—in North Galatia, in and around Ankara and Pessinus, or in South Galatia, where Paul and Barnabas are said to have established churches in Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe on the so-called
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Galatians
GALA´TIANS (gal-āʹshuns). They were called by the Romans Galli and were a stream from that torrent of barbarians that poured into Greece in the third century b.c., and that recoiled in confusion from the cliffs of Delphi. Crossing over into Asia Minor they lost no time in spreading over the peninsula
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Galatian
GALATIAN (Gȧ lāʹ shən) Specifically, a member of the Celtic or Galli tribes which invaded and settled Galatia, but more generally any resident of the territory or province of Galatia. See Galatia.
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