Many Bible Colleges and seminaries teach Romans and Galatians in a single semester of study. With this in mind, the Epistle to the Romans and the Epistle to the Galatians are now grouped together as a single PDF document for easy navigation at a very special price, about 25% off if purchased separately.
The Epistle to the Romans is one of the most comprehensive and majestic Christian writings. One writer succinctly said, "This is in every sense the greatest of the Epistles of Paul, if not the greatest book in the New Testament" (Thiessen).
For sure, the Epistle to the Romans is the longest of Paul's letters with about 7,100 words. Its powerful message has inspired people throughout the centuries to live godly lives. It is not an easy epistle to study, but it yields rich dividends to anyone who takes the time to study it seriously. Although written almost two thousand years ago, there is no doubt that this inspiring letter still plays a vital role in the life of the Church today.
Paul's thought flow and syntax throughout this grand letter requires careful analysis. His style of placing the main verb at the beginning of declarative clauses and after the connecting particle is predominate (e.g., 1:11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28,etc.). However, in some cases, the subject precedes the verb (e.g. 1:17, 19, 20, etc.). Paul frequently places the adjective or adjectival phrase after the noun with the repeated article. Furthermore, the Epistle to the Romans is an excellent example of Paul's protracted sentence structure. For example, from Romans 1:1--5:11, there are 117 main verbs and 80 subordinate verbs. This causes the sentences to become rather long and thus more "literary" than anything in Luke & Acts.
The Epistle to the Galatians is marked by energy and vivacity. Paul's sincerity and controlled outflow of words reaches a high peak of eloquence at times. They seemingly are spontaneous and without contrivance. The purity of the Gospel must be maintained at all times. For this reason, the Epistle is full of feeling and emotion that runs deep in the apostle Paul. Paul projects sharp bursts at times, resulting in parentheses. Particles and participles are incorporated to weave over gaps in the diction. At times, his sentences are so complex that he closes them and then begins again.
The English translations smooth over the disjointed syntax caused by Paul's deep concern for the Galatians. After rebuking the Galatians because of their desertion from the Gospel, he writes an autobiographical account. He clearly sets forth the story of his loyalty to the Gospel, and then turns again to the Galatians and intensifies his rebuke for their disloyalty. Ellipsis abounds in this Epistle--as if one was deeply upset while speaking--and the apostle was upset. The Galatians had much to lose if apostle Paul's warnings were not heeded.
The Romans and Galatians Collection is also included in the Master Diagram, Master Diagram Upgrade, and Pauline Epistles Collections. Every Collection includes all diagrams in a single convenient bookmarked PDF document that makes navigation incredibly easy.
If you are a Greek professor or instructor and desire more information about group discounts, please contact me. Several Greek professors and instructors encourage their students to purchase the diagrams and use them as part of the class curriculum.
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