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Galatians 1:13-14

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1:13 For you have heard of my former way of life 1  in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it. 1:14 I 2  was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, 3  and was 4  extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 5 

1 tn Or “lifestyle,” “behavior.”

2 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation. Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

3 tn Or “among my race.”

4 tn Grk “was advancing beyond…nation, being.” The participle ὑπάρχων (Juparcwn) was translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

5 sn The traditions of my ancestors refers to both Pharisaic and popular teachings of this time which eventually were codified in Jewish literature such as the Mishnah, Midrashim, and Targums.



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