The book of John is perhaps the most read book in the New Testament. Galatians is probably the most misunderstood and misinterpreted.
Why so? The main reason is that Galatians has not been studied from a Torah-based Hebrew context.
Sha’ul/Paul was a Pharasaic rabbinic Hebrew. In Galatians it is impossible to understand the writings of Sha’ul without having some understanding of his Hebrew background.
Galatians 3:13: “Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the Torah…”
Is the Torah a curse?
Au contraire, Psalm 1:1-3 says, “Blessed is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, and shall not stand in the path of sinners. And shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the Torah of Yahuah, and he meditates in His Torah day and night…”
Nowhere else in Scripture is Torah called a curse. Sha’ul, when writing about how sin had used Yahuah’s commanding of the Torah, says in Romans 7:11-12, “For sin, having taken the occasion through the command, deceived me, and through it killed me. So that the Torah truly is set-apart, and the command set-apart, and righteous, and good.”
The Torah of Yahuah can’t be both set-apart and a curse, so what is Galatians 3:13 saying? The Torah gives blessings which result from obedience and curses which come from disobedience, so Messiah has redeemed us from all curses.
Deuteronomy 27:26 says, “Cursed is he who does not establish (recognize and accept) the Words of the Torah…” If I am not walking in Yahuah’s ways and following His Torah, then I am under a curse and need redemption.
Yahushua has redeemed us from the curse, but not from the blessings of the Torah.