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 (gə-lā′shə, -shē-ə)
An ancient country of central Asia Minor in the region surrounding modern Ankara, Turkey. Settled by Celtic tribes in the third century bc, it became a Roman province in 25 bc.

Ga·la′tian adj. & n.
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(ɡəˈleɪʃə; -ʃɪə)
(Placename) an ancient region in central Asia Minor, conquered by Gauls 278–277 bc: later a Roman province
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(gəˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə)

an ancient country in central Asia Minor: later a Roman province; site of an early Christian community.
Ga•la′tian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Galatia - an ancient country in central Asia MinorGalatia - an ancient country in central Asia Minor
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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The EHS volleyball team fell 25-23 and 25-22 at Galatia in the season-opener for the Eagles.
In addition to the aforementioned sites, the CMP bi-communal excavation teams are continuing excavations in Galatia, Neo Chorio Kythreas, Voni military zone, Karavas area, Ayia Irini village, Ayios Dhometios within the former ELDYK military camp and Konia village of Paphos District.
Faith and freedom in Galatia and Senegal; the Apostle Paul, colonists and sending gods.
On the other hand, officials said that Austrian experts would start studies in Boyuk Nefes village which was the capital "Tavium" of Galatia in history, while Italian scholars would carry out research in Yassihoyuk and Zippalanda ancient city of the Hittites this year.
He argues that the Judaizers Paul contends with in Galatia were a delegation from Antioch that regarded Paul's churches as their daughter foundations and felt that Paul did not give them full information about Jesus.
And now, with the helpofapounds 390,889 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, he will conduct the first full investigation into evidence linking the origins of the Welsh language to South Romania and as far east as Galatia, Turkey.
I marvel at the mild rebuke used by St Paul to the folk in Galatia, a number of whom had maligned Paul and his ministry and then misled others by their twisted thinking.
then distinguishes two groups: the Galatian believers in Christ and "influencers." The former are righteous Gentiles within Jewish synagogue communities in Galatia who have not undergone proselyte conversion and so have not become full members of Jewish communities.
The role of faith is to help God enact the divine promise already given the ancient patriarch to become the "father of many nations." The next writer is Mark Nanos, who reconstructs the situation in Galatia: Gentile converts to Christianity eager to be accepted also by the wider Jewish community are disappointed to find they are spurned unless they go on to complete the rituals of proselyte conversion.
Kerr-McGee Coal Corp's Galatia mine is the largest underground coal mine in Illinois and one of the largest in the U.S.