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Galatia

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Galatia (ga-lâ'shĭ-ah). A central province of Asia Minor, subject to the Roman rule, bounded by Bithynia and Paphlagonia on the north, Pontus on the east, Cappadocia and Lycaonia on the south, and Phrygia on the west. The country is chiefly high tableland between the two rivers Halys and Sangarius. The Galatians were originally Gauls or Celts who 800 years before Christ moved from the regions of the Rhine back toward the east, and there mingled with Greeks and Jews. Galatia was a part of Paul's missionary field. He visited it once with Silas and Timothy, Acts 16:6; again, on his third tour, he "went over all the country of Galatia," Acts 18:23, and received a collection for the saints from its churches. 1 Corinthians 16:1. Crescens also appears to have been sent there near the close of Paul's life. 2 Timothy 4:10. See Rice on Acts.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Galatia'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​g/galatia.html. 1893.
 
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