Re: Gal 4:14

From: Phillip J. Long (
Date: Tue Aug 11 1998 - 09:14:08 EDT

On Tue, 11 Aug 1998 03:52:34 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>(Gal 4:14 NASB) and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition
>you did not despise or loathe, but you received me
>as an angel of God
>as Christ Jesus Himself.
>I would like to know if there is any relation with 'as an angel' and 'as

I took this as hyberbole. Obviously the people would recieve Jesus
with more enthusiasm than they welcomed Paul. He is exagerating to
make the point that the Galatians welcomed him well.

It is similar to 1:8. even if an angel preach another gospel, don't
believe it.

Phillip J. Long
Asst. Prof. Bible & Greek
Grace Bible College

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