Why does Paul say that Sarah and Hagar represent two covenants in Galatians 4:21-31? Where can we see this reality in the Old Testament?
Within the video, I recommend a two–part article by James Jordan. I explore some of themes mentioned in this video further here (and speculate a little on the subject of the scapegoat motif here).
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The soundcloud link doesn’t seem to have a “download” button, whereas your two more recent uploads do. Could you kindly add it, please?
It should be downloadable now.
I’m sorry that I don’t have time to engage with this question in detail, but I do remember a very good explanation of it by David Pawson when I listened to recordings of his series of sermons on Galatians. These sermons considerably improved my understanding of this letter, and I was very impressed with how closely Pawson’s exegesis matched what I found in Philip Graham Ryken’s commentary (P&R, 2005; Reformed Expository Commentary Series). Many of David Pawson’s recorded sermons can be found online; and the one relevant to this passage is at http://davidpawson.org/resources/resource/781
If you’ve not come across him before, he’s well worth a listen.