What Did Paul Mean When He Said, “Our Liberty in Messiah Yeshua”?



The word used in Galatians 2:4, translated “liberty,” is eleutheria. It is found 11 times in the Apostolic Scriptures (Rom. 8:21; 1Cor. 10:29; 2Cor. 3:17; Gal. 2:4; 5:1,13; James 1:25; 2:12; 1Pet. 2:16; 2Pet. 2:19), seven in Paul, two in James and two in Peter. Its appearance four times in Galatians is significant in emphasizing a general topic Paul undoubtedly wishes to apply to the current situation in Galatia. In this session, Tim Hegg examines this word, liberty, and how we can understand this phrase.

This excursus on “Our Liberty in Messiah Yeshua” is taken from Tim Hegg’s commentary on “Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians” (p. 65). For more information about this product, Click Here.