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

Why does Paul say he went ‘up’ 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.

Since Jerusalem was located on a hill in mountains, one has to go up to it (in terms of geography) when travelling from any part of the surrounding area.1