Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jakob Wöhrle on Galatians 4:21-31

You’ll have to read German for this one but it looks interesting. “Isaac and Ishmael: The relationship of the two sons of Abraham according to Genesis 17 and Galatians 4.21-31.”

Jakob Wöhrle, “Isaak und Ismael: zum Verhältnis der beiden Abrahamsöhne nach Genesis 17 und Galater 4,21-31.” Evangelische Theologie. 71:2 (2011): 115-132. HT

For those of you only conversant in English but are interested in the Ishmael angle in Galatians you can check out the following:

Borgen, Peder. “Some Hebrew and Pagan Features in Philo’s and Paul’s Interpretation of Hagar and Ishmael.” In, New Testament and Hellenistic Judaism. Edited by Peder Borgen and Soren Giversen. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 1995. 151-164.

Bruce, F. F. “‘Abraham Had Two Sons’ A Study in Pauline Hermeneutics.” In, New Testament Studies: Essays in Honor of Ray Summers in His Sixty-Fifth Years. Ed. Huber L. Drumwright and Curits Vaughan. Waco: Markham Press Fund, 1975. 71-84.

Thomas, Kenneth J. “Covenant in Relation to Hagar and Ishmael in Galatians.” Bible Translator. 37:4 (1986): 445-446.

Bill Mounce on Galatians 2:20

In Monday with Mounce he looks at Galatians 2:20 and asks in what sense do I still live? How should we translate Χριστῷ συνεσταυραύρωμαι?

Head on over to see what he has to say and most importantly ask yourself his conclusion: “So the question is, how different is your life? Is it characterized by death to self and a life of faith and love? Or, if the truth be known, is there little difference?”

You might also want to see
Scot McKnight, “The Ego and ‘I’: Galatians 2:19 in New Perspective.” Word & World. 20:3 (2000): 272-280.

Click to access 20-3_McKnight.pdf

Festschrift for DA Carson includes Moo on Justification in Galatians

As nice as it was to read that Crossway is publishing a Festschrift for DA Carson it was even nicer to see that it includes an article by Douglas Moo on Justification in Galatians. BEST OF ALL – it’s available online from Crossway for download. It doesn’t get any better than that!! 🙂

Moo, Douglas J. “Justification in Galatians.” In, Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century. Essays in Honor of D.A.Carson on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Edited by Andreas Köstenberger and Robert Yarbrough. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011. 160-195.