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Galatia

(gəlā`shə) [Gr.,=Gaul], ancient territory of central Asia Minor, in present Turkey (around modern Ankara). It was so called from its inhabitants, the Gauls, who invaded from the west and conquered it in the 3d cent. B.C. The name applies to the Gallic territory that was originally composed of parts of Phrygia and Cappadocia. Attalus I checked (230 B.C.) the advance of the Gauls and reduced the size of Galatia. The region was subjected (189 B.C.) by the Romans. The name was also used for the Roman province, formed in 25 B.C. At first the Roman province was much larger than old Galatia, but it was reduced (A.D. 72) to a smaller scope.

Galatia

an ancient region in central Asia Minor, conquered by Gauls 278--277 bc: later a Roman province
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After Paul left Galatia, other early Judean Christian missionaries came to Galatia and claimed that Paul had not given them the full message of the gospel.
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The apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wanted to make that clear when he wrote a letter to the churches in the region of Galatia, who were being told that, in order to be a Christian, you had to follow all these procedures and practices.
Betz Dieter H (1979), Galatians: A Commentary on Paul's letter to the Churches in Galatia, Philadelphia: Fortress Press
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It is a letter from Paul the Apostle to a number of Early Christian communities in the Roman province of Galatia in central Anatolia.
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