But if any of them were true, this would damage (or destroy! There is no hard evidence in Acts that Paul ever visited the north Galatian district.If he had, this would of course not prove the south Galatian theory wrong, on the other hand, if he did not, it would prove the north Galatian theory wrong.
Even such a staunch supporter of the north Galatian view as Moffatt admitted, “Luke devotes far more attention to South Galatian churches, and [therefore] Galatians is more likely to have been addressed to them than to Christians in an out-of-the-way, unimportant district like North Galatia.” (3) The collection delegation contained no representative from north Galatia. It is usually objected that Barnabas is also mentioned in 1 Cor.
In my view, the chief battles which the north Galatian theorists have chosen to fight are really non-essential to the south Galatian theory.
These battles will be listed as the first argument.
Acts 16:6; ) and his visit to Jerusalem (recorded in Gal. The epistle would then be sent sometime on Paul’s third missionary journey, perhaps from Corinth (Acts 20:3), in 55/56 CE.
This view is known as the “North Galatian Theory” since the churches would be in the geographical Galatia, which was in the north.