1. Galatians 1:18 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why did Paul go to Jerusalem?

Galatians 1:18 (ESV)

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

Paul’s visit to Jerusalem is also narrated in Acts 9:26–30. He was accompanied by Barnabas and his aim was to get to know the apostles. He did not go to confirm his understanding of the gospel or to be discipled by them.1 The gospel was already fully developed in Paul’s mind when he went to the city.2