Galatians: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]   -     By: J. Louis Martyn
Buy Item $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Galatians: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]

Yale University Press / 2007 / Paperback

$34.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $50.00
|
Save 30% ($15.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW139853

Current Promotions
BROWSE for Commentaries for the Old & New Testaments
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Description

As the early church took shape in the mid-first century AD, a theological struggle of great consequence was joined between the apostle Paul and certain theologians who had intruded into the churches founded by the apostle in Galatia. Writing his letter to the Galatians in the midst of that struggle, Paul was concerned to find a way by which he could assert the radical newness of God's act in Christ while still affirming the positive relation of that act to the solemn promise God had made centuries earlier to Abraham.

With the skill of a seasoned scholar and teacher, J. Louis Martyn enables us to take imaginary seats in the Galatian churches so that we may hear Paul's words with the ears of the early Christians themselves. Listening in this manner, we begin to sense the dramatic intensity of the theological struggle, thus coming to understand the crucial distinctions between the theology of Paul and that of his opponents.

We can therefore see why Galatians proved to be a momentous turning point in early Christianity: In this letter Paul preached the decisive and liberating newness of Christ while avoiding both the distortions of anti-Judaism and his opponents' reduction of Christ to a mere episode in the epic of Israel's history. Like the Galatians of Paul's day, we can begin to hear what the apostle himself called "the truth of the gospel."As its predecessors in the Anchor Bible series have done Galatians successfully makes available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of this important New Testament book.

A personal letter written by Paul in the mid-first century to friends in the churches emerging in the region of Galatia, where it was circulated, Galatians is down to earth and pragmatic.This biblical book requires the modern reader to take a seat in one of the Galatian congregations, to listen to Paul's letter with Galatian ears, and discern the contours of Paul's theology. That is exactly what Dr. Martyn makes possible in his marvelous commentary, with its careful translation and creative interpretation of Galatians.

Though relatively brief, 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. All in all, this volume will stand out as a shining example of top notch scholarship written for the general reader.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 638
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300139853
ISBN-13: 9780300139853
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Truth of the Gospel: An Exposition of Galatians
    The Truth of the Gospel: An Exposition of Galatians
    Gerhard Ebeling
    Fortress Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $21.00 Save 50% ($10.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW611100
  2. The First and Second Letters to Timothy [AYBC]
    The First and Second Letters to Timothy [AYBC]
    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Hardcover
    $37.49 Retail: $50.00 Save 25% ($12.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW139884
  3. 2 Samuel: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    2 Samuel: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    P. Kyle McCarter Jr.
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $37.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 24% ($12.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW139518
  4. 1 Samuel: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    1 Samuel: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    P. Kyle McCarter Jr.
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $34.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 22% ($10.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW139501

Publisher's Description

As its predecessors in the Anchor Bible series have done "Galatians" successfully makes available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of this important New Testament book. A personal letter written by Paul in the mid-first century to friends in the churches emerging in the region of Galatia, where it was circulated, Galatians is down to earth and pragmatic. This biblical book requires the modern reader to take a seat in one of the Galatian congregations, to listen to Paul's letter with Galatian ears, and discern the contours of Paul's theology.
That is exactly what Dr. Martyn makes possible in his marvelous commentary, with its careful translation and creative interpretation of Galatians. Though relatively brief, 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.
All in all, this volume will stand out as a shining example of top notch scholarship written for the general reader.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. CEB Study Bible with Apocrypha - hardcover
    CEB Study Bible with Apocrypha - hardcover
    Common English Bible / 2013 / Hardcover
    $39.99 Retail: $59.99 Save 33% ($20.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW260292
    Video
  2. Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the OT - Isaiah
    Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the OT - Isaiah
    C.F. Keil, F. Delitzsch
    Hendrickson Publishers / Hardcover
    $4.99 Retail: $69.95 Save 93% ($64.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW73884.7
  3. Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide
    Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide
    William D. Mounce
    Zondervan / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 55% ($11.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW326069
  4. An Introduction to the New Testament: Witnesses to  God's New Work
    An Introduction to the New Testament: Witnesses to God's New Work
    Charles B. Cousar
    Westminster John Knox Press / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 73% ($22.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW22413X

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search