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Dr. Martyn makes possible in his marvelous commentary, with its careful translation and creative interpretation of Galatians. Paul's letter is filled with complex theological and historical issues that demand a thorough treatment. Readers will not be disappointed in Dr. Martyn's sensitive handling of difficult passages, and all will be delighted to have a fresh translation that makes sense to our modern ears.
This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology.
Betz exhibits a massive control of the literature on Galatians and especially of the ancient literatuer relevant for understanding it. He has a gently rigorous way of demolishing fanciful and unsupported exegesis of the past while still taking clear positions on controversial issues.
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretative task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Brunk tracks the important role that this epistle of the Apostle Paul played in Christianity's shift from being a messianic sect within Judaism to a Gentile-dominated religious movement. Brunk's commentary, an important contribution to biblical studies, includes historical and cultural background; shares necessary theological, sociological, and ethical meanings; and, in general, makes "the rough places plain."
Cousar offers a fascinating commentary on the book of Galatians. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church.
Wright captures the tension and excitement of the time as the letters seek to assert Paul's authority and his teaching against other influences. He has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text.
Dunn presents a book on a major issue in the study of Christian origins: what were the attitudes toward Jewish law within earliest Christianity? This volume gathers the author's significant contributions to date but also includes new material.
The author asks readers to imagine themselves as silent witnesses to Paul's dictation of the letter and to observe, through a historical perspective, how the Galatian Christians might have understood Paul's words.