Galatians – 4

Paul’s Numbers

We have arrived at what appears to be the center of the epistle, which would be Testing (in matrix terms), the “opening” of the Law (Ethics 2 in Covenant terms) and “purification” (in sacrificial terms). And, being at the centre of the book, this part is the Apostle’s main argument, or thesis. Just as Christ and the coming of the kingdom in His sending of the Spirit are found at the centre of Covenant history, so the transformation by fire of the Levitical priesthood into a fragrant Bride are at the centre of Galatians.

At this point, it seems that there may be more than one cycle here, which means this section could enjoy its own expansion “fractally” to allow for more exposition. We’ll have to wait and see. But Paul’s journey has reached the fourth book of Moses, “In The Wilderness.”
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