Scott, Ian W. "Common Ground? The Role of Galatians 2.16 in Paul's Argument." New Testament Studies 53, no. 3 (July 2007): 425-435.
Several scholars have argued that Paul’s statements about ‘justification’ in Gal 2.16 are intended to serve as common ground with his Galatian opponents. Yet Paul seems to argue polemically for the same idea in 2.21. Moreover, the structure of Paul’s diatribal rhetoric in 2.16–21 suggests that Paul thought his statements in 2.16 would be controversial. When we observe that Paul continues to argue through chs. 3 and 4 for this same understanding of ‘justification’, it becomes clear that the Apostle expected his views in 2.16 to meet stiff resistance in Galatia.
Cambridge University Press
Copyright, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License