1. Galatians 1:13 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does Paul mean when he refers to Judaism?

Galatians 1:13 (ESV)

13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

Paul refers to Judaism as another (different) religious faith. Specifically he has in mind Jewish beliefs and practices as they were codified in the Mosaic law and the traditions that developed from the Torah.1