Now this was written allegorically: these women are two covenants.
One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar.
– Galatians 4:24 –
What does ἀλληγορούμενα mean in Galatians 4:24?
To answer the question about the lexical meaning of ἀλληγορούμενα is difficult, because it is only used once in the New Testament. That being said, I think we can say a few things, acknowledging that this word and its immediate context (Gal 4:21–31) is a hotbed for interpretive disagreement. That said, here are a few notes on the matter which came from a recent Sunday School class. Continue reading