Gal 1:1, who sent Paul?

From: Arto Hoikkala (
Date: Tue Apr 14 1998 - 07:33:10 EDT

Dear b-greekers,
After reading Gal 1:1 I wondered that if Paul was sent *through* (DIA)
God the Father, then *who* actually sent him? This led me to consider
that Gal 1:1 contains an ABBA-structure, so that Paul is sent *through*
Jesus Christ and *from* God the Father. But since I am definitely a Little
Greek I am not sure whether this is grammatically possiblel. So, is there
an ABBA-structure in Gal 1:1?

   Paul, an apostle, PAULOS APOSTOLOS
A) not from men, OUK AP' ANQRWPWN
B) nor through man, OUDE DI' ANQRWPOU
B) but through Jesus Christ, ALLA DIA IHSOU XRISTOU
A) and [from] God the Father, KAI QEOU PATROS
   who raised him from the dead. TOU EGEIRANTOS AUTON EK NEKRWN


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