Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

William Arndt

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Galatians 6:6; Hebrews 13:17; Galatians 6:7; 1 Corinthians 9:11; 1 Timothy 6:18; 1 Samuel 18:20; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Timothy 5:22; Revelation 18:4; Luke 5:7-10; 1 Peter 5:1; 1 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Corinthians 1:7; Ephesians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Romans 15:26; Acts 2:48; Hebrews 13:16; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 4:15;


The problem treated in this thesis arose in an exegetical course on the Epistle to the Galatians when a sharp divergence of interpretations was noticed among several commentators who were consulted in collateral reading. Luther, L. Fuerbringer and William Arndt (the last two in class lectures at Concordia Seminary) held what may be termed the traditional view. According to this view the passage calls for material support of the ministry on the part of the parishioners. It is in this sense, too, that the passage is ordinarily explained in the exposition of Dr. Luther's Small Catechism under the Third Commandment.

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