Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Galatians 5:12

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Novum Testamentum

Various metaphorical interpretations of Gal 5:12 were advanced in the patristic period, and continue, in part, to the present day. Modern commentators generally favor more literal interpretations, although few of them regard Gal 5:12 as significant for the development of the argument of Galatians. A review of the Mother Goddess cult in Roman Galatia, however, shows the relevance of the sarcastic imagery of 5:12 to the social setting of Galatians. In light of that relevance, the argument of Galatians is revisited, revealing that those who ascribe an essential role in salvation to circumcision are as mistaken and offensive as were emasculated priests in the Cybele cult.


Article metrics loading...


Affiliations: 1: Spokane


Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to email alerts
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Novum Testamentum — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation