Re: ALLON & hETERON Luke 7:19,20 (Gal.1:6-7)

From: Ben Crick (
Date: Thu Apr 01 1999 - 17:48:16 EST

On Thu 1 Apr 99 (07:53:02), wrote:
> The appeal to Galatians (1:6-7) brings up the interesting issue of usage,
> as Paul is involved here (I believe) in an ironic inversion of meaning.
> He seems to be saying that this other message is not as good for
> yourselves as you Galatians are mistakenly taking it to be: things are
> "in reality" not what they "seem."

 Dear Mark,

 Many thanks for your encyclopaedic contribution to this discussion.

 I always glossed Galatians 1:6-7 as meaning "a different [hETERON] Gospel
 which is not a valid alternative [OUK ALLO]". Or to put it another way, the
 Judaizers' "gospel" was heterodoxy, whereas Paul's Gospel was orthodoxy.
 Of course ALLOS does not equal ORQOS; but that must be Paul's point. IMHO.
 The extended appeal to /Abrahamic/ rather than to /Mosaic/ considerations
 emphasises this.

 Thanks again.

 Happy Easter

 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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