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The Letter to the Galatians
HARDCOVER; Published: 9/18/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-3055-5
Price: $ 57.99
622 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.125" x 9.25"
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Series: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

New volume in a favorite Bible commentary series

Writing a commentary on Galatians is a daunting task. Despite its relative brevity, this Pauline letter raises a number of foundational theological issues, and it has played a vital role in shaping Christian thought and practice over the centuries.

In this replacement of Ronald Y. K. Fung’s 1988 New International Commentary volume, David deSilva ably rises to the challenge, providing a coherent account of Galatians as a piece of strategically crafted communication that addresses both the immediate pastoral challenges facing Paul’s converts in Galatia and the underlying questions that gave rise to them.

Paying careful attention to the history, philology, and theology of the letter, and interacting with a wealth of secondary literature on both Galatians and the rest of the Pauline corpus, deSilva’s exegetically sound commentary will serve as an essential resource for pastors and theological students.

Peter Oakes
— University of Manchester
“A commentary packed with value for church people and scholars alike. David deSilva is one of the world’s best at bringing historical social context into fruitful dialogue with judicious interpretation of the text.”
Robert W. Yarbrough
— Covenant Theological Seminary
“This masterfully written study by David deSilva offers careful verse-by-verse exposition, a dozen timely and wise excursuses, thorough review of introductory questions, and balanced attention to both Hellenistic and Jewish backgrounds. It does not ignore theological questions but engages them to the full extent demanded by Paul’s language, interacting with (and often differing from) views of grace, faith, and law taken by Douglas Moo in his major Galatians commentary. Laying special emphasis on the Spirit and the new era of salvation history in which Paul writes, deSilva has produced a work that will long rank among the most significant English-language Galatians commentaries.”
Expository Times
“Without doubt, this is an outstanding new commentary on Galatians to add to the ever-growing body of literature on this hotly contested Pauline text.”
Religious Studies Review
“An outstanding commentary.”
Review of Biblical Literature
“This commentary clearly will take its place beside other major commentaries on Galatians, including those by Lightfoot, Burton, Betz, Longenecker, Martyn, and Keener. It will be of interest not only to biblical scholars but also people who are involved in pastoral and other ministries.”