English: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians points to the influence of his missionary attempts in
Galatia. By reconstructing the missionary journeys of Paul and his company in Asia
Minor the author argues once again for the south Galatian hypothesis, according
to which the apostle travelled through the south of the province of Galatia, i.e.
southern Pisidia and Lycaonia, and never entered the region of Galatia proper in
the north of the province. Supporting material comes from the epigraphic evidence
of the apostle’s name in the first four centuries. Nowhere else in the world of early
Christianity the name Παῦλος was used with such a high frequency as in those
regions where the apostle founded the first congregations in the south of the
province Galatia and in the Phrygian-Galatian borderland.