Global Readings
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Global Readings

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Reading Scripture with a view to hearing its significance and challenge within its original, foreign context is the essence of exegesis and an anchor point for responsible hermeneutics. Reading Scripture alongside others from a significantly different social location also helps us see fresh aspects of the meaning of the text itself, as well as fresh angles on its challenge to Christian discipleship. This innovative commentary by respected New Testament scholar David deSilva is grounded in both approaches: a careful exegesis of Galatians as a basis for discerning the challenge of Scripture in any social location; and a reading of Galatians from the viewpoint of the challenges to living out its message among the churches in Sri Lanka, the result of extensive interaction with Christian leaders in Sri Lanka. Seeing the text afresh from within its ancient context and a different, modern social location will challenge readers in the West to consider once more Paul's message of transformation through the Spirit, with implications for Western Christians in their own context and in the larger global matrix of the Church universal.

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G L O BA L R E A D I N G S
G L O BA L R E A D I N G S
A Sri Lankan Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians
David A. deSilva
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Preface . ix
Contents
I NT RODUC T ION Autorsip . 1 Paul’s Ministry in Galatia . 4 he Pastoral Callenge in Galatia . 8 he “Good News” according to te Rival Teacers . 14 Overview of Paul’s Response . 20 Wo Were te Galatian Cristians? . 22 Were Were te Galatian Cristians? . 24 Paul, Letter-Writing, and te Art of Persuasion . 40 Was Galatians Effective? . 55
COMME NTA RY 1:1–5: Paul’s Opening Greeting . 57 1:6–10: Paul Announces te Presenting Problem . 62 1:11–17: he Divine Source of Paul’s Dramatic Transformation and Gospel . 68 1:18–24: Paul’s First Visit to Jerusalem and Work in Syria and Cilicia . 82 Reading Galatians 1 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 85
2:1–10: Paul’s Second Visit to Jerusalem . 94 2:11–14: he Antioc Incident . 103 2:15–21: Paul’s Position . 112 Reading Galatians 2 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 136
3:1–6: Proof from Experience—Receiving te Spirit . 148 3:7–9: Proof from Example—Abraam . 157 3:10–14: Deductive Proof from Scripture . 160 3:15–18: Proof from Analogy—Testamentary Law . 168 3:19–22: How Does Tora Fit In? . 172 3:23–29: Proof from Analogy—Life in te Houseold . 178 Reading Galatians 3 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 188
4:1–7: Argument from Analogy, Resumed . 195 4:8–11: Implications of Argument from Analogy— Is Reversion to Slavery Desirable? . 205 4:12–20: Making te Argument Personal . 208 4:21–31: Proof from Allegorical Reading of Scripture . 217 Reading Galatians 4 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 228
5:1–6: Paul’s Central Exortation and Rationales . 243 5:7–12: Putting Distance between te Galatians and te Rival Teacers . 250 5:13–26: he Spirit’s Sufficiency to Nurture Rigteousness . 255 Reading Galatians 5 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 275
6:1–10: Practical Ways to Walk in te Spirit . 284 6:11–18: Paul’s Parting Summaries and Sots . 294 Reading Galatians 6 wit Sri Lankan Cristians . 302
Bibliograpy . 315 Index of Subjects . 329 Index of Modern Autors . 333
Preface
THIs commenTary Is THe u ô ô é ŝu ô Gàààŝ àŝ à çôuçàô çôpôŝé  Pàu ué é çôŝàŝ ô à pàçu-à, ŝôçà ŝuàô, çàté   ô àçévé ŝpéçiç éŝ w à ŝuàô, à ô çôàôàvé éàg ô Gàààŝ àŝ à wô ô Cŝàŝ vg w é pàçuà ŝuàô, à àçg é pàçu-1 à çàégéŝ, ô S àkà. Nàuà, ŝ àôgué àŝô çué wà ï àvé éà ô  ôw ŝuéŝ à ô éàg é wôkŝ ô ôé Nô Aéçà ŝçôàŝ ééŝé  ŝçég à çôépôà wô ô é çuçéŝ   Wéŝé çôéx. Wé àvé éàé uç  éçé éçàéŝ àôu é pôàçé ô ŝég ô ŝŝéŝ à ôéŝ éàg é çà éxŝ  çôéxŝ ôé à ôu ôw. M pàçuà ŝôçà ôçàô ŝàpéŝ  à ô “ŝéé” wà ŝ  à éx à ô “éà” wà à éx ŝ çàégg  çôu à é ô éŝé, ô ô, à ô éçôé. A éàg ô à ŝgé ŝôçà ôçàô uŝ é vé éà ŝk ô ég àéquàé, ŝçé é éŝéŝ çàŝ ôvé ôu ééŝ  ôu ŝôçà ôçàô, ŝ éôôgéŝ, à ŝ ééŝŝ éàé ô ôvéwé é vôçé ô é éx (ô, ï g ŝà, é vôçé ô Gô  é éx), à éàŝ à ôŝé pôŝ wéé Sçpué wôu ôŝ çàégé é éôôgéŝ à ééŝŝ à vé é ŝôçé  wç wé àvé éé uué. Bu à éàg ôé  éàgŝ ô upé ŝôçà ôçàôŝ àôwŝ uŝ ô àguàé éô é éŝ ô ôu ôw ŝôçà ôçàô, ô ŝéé uç ôé ô é vŝô ô ŝçpéŝp
1. hé éà wàŝ ŝpé  é éô ô “éàg w” péôpé ô à Féé ŝôçà ôçàô à éŝ à é éà ô ŝuç gôuéàkg wôkŝ àŝ Dàé Pàé, é., he Goba Bîbe Commenary.
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a é ôgéé  é éx, ô éà uç ôé çéà ŝ çàégé ô uŝ w ôu ŝôçà ôçàô (éçé, ŝ ué éévàçé ô uŝ). ï àvé àppôàçé é wg ô ŝ çôéà ô à ôé ô épéàô à àçvé ŝéékŝ ô épô ŝuç àguàô ŝô àŝ ô évéôp à éàg à épéàô à ŝ àŝ u ôé  u-pé ŝôçà ôçàôŝ, à uŝ àŝ é àpéé  é éŝéŝ ô à ŝgé ŝôçà ôçàô àŝ pôŝŝé. hé iŝ éàg ôçàô ŝ, ô çôuŝé,  ôw à à ô  Pôéŝà, ôà évàgéçà, Nô Aéçà éàg çôu. ï àvé éé éàg Gàààŝ ô ŝ ôçàô ôF à ô ô àôu  éàŝ. hé ŝéçô ôçàô ŝ à ô  Pôéŝà, évàgéçà, S àkà ŝuéŝ à éwôu çôéàguéŝ à Côôô héôôgçà Séà. hé  ôçàô ŝ à ô Pàu à ŝ Gààà Cŝà çôvéŝ. Sô ŝôçà éxégéŝŝ ŝ à éxéçŝé  çôŝŝ-çuuà éééu-çŝ. Wé àé g ô éà à éx w à pôôu Féé çuué (iŝ-çéu Mééàéà, gééà Nôéàŝé Mééàéà) w à pôçà ŝŝé, pôçà éôôg, éçôôçŝ, ŝôçà ŝuôŝ, à égôuŝ çuué pôôu Féé ô ôu ôw. ï ŝéuôuŝ éjéç é éàŝ éiçàô ô ŝôçà éxégéŝŝ àŝ “Euôçéç”:  ŝ, àé, çôŝŝ-çuuà. A ôŝ ô éŝé éà Cŝà éxŝ àé àéŝŝg pàçéŝ à àé çéà ô Euôpéà (Sà, vàôuŝ pôv-çéŝ  wà ŝ ôw uké), à çéà ô ôà-çuuà Euôpéà évé wé é àuéçé ŝ  Màçéôà, Gééçé, ô Rôé. Réàg ô éé ôçàôŝ, éàç éàg ô ôé’ŝ ôw ôçàô ŝ çàégé, éié, éxpàé. Wé éàzé, ô ô ŝég ô ôé àôé àçôŝŝ é ôô à ŝég ô Pàu àçôŝŝ é éà, à é éx ŝ àéŝŝg quéŝôŝ à wé  ô àŝk, à çàégg éôôgçà àŝŝupôŝ à wé  ô quéŝô. hé ŝég ô é pçpà çôàôàô wàŝ à àŝé’ŝ évé ŝé-à ô Gàààŝ à Côôô héôôgçà Séà. hé ŝuéŝ, wô çàé ô à véŝ ô éôàôà ŝégŝ à àôg wô wéé ô Sàéŝé à à vuàŝ, wéé àŝké ô gvé ŝuŝà-à é ô é ôôwg quéŝôŝ  pépààô ô é ŝéà: (1) ôw wôu ôu éŝçé ôu ŝôçà çôéx àŝ à ŝàg pô ô éà-g à épég Gàààŝ? (2) Aŝ ôu éà ôug Gàààŝ, wà ôàô, àgéŝ, ô pôŝ ŝké ôu àŝ pàçuà pôà ô