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A few newer resources to mention

Wow, has it really been that long?!? Obviously a few things have been published since I last blogged. Here are a few newer resources that you might want to have a look at. Listed by author.

Byrne, Brendan. “Jerusalem’s Above and Below: A Critique of J L Martyn’s Interpretation of the Hagar-Sarah Allegory in Gal 4.21-5.1.” New Testament Studies. 60:2 (2014): 215-231

Carlson, Stephen C. “‘For Sinai is a Mountain in Arabia’: A Note on the Text of Galatians 4,25.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche. 105:1 (2014): 80-101.

Carlson, Stephen C. The Text of Galatians and Its History. (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 2.Reihe). Mohr Siebeck, 2014. 3161533232. 9783161533235.

deSilva, David A. Galatians: A Handbook on the Greek Text. (Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament) Baylor University Press. 2014. 160258317X, 9781602583177.

Ehorn, Seth. “Galatians 1:8 and Paul’s Reading of Abraham’s Story.” Journal of Theological Studies. 64:2 (2013): 439-444.

Elliott, Mark W, Scott J. Hafemann, N.T. Wright, and John Frederick, eds. Galatians and Christian Theology: Justification, the Gospel, and Ethics in Paul’s Letter. Baker Academic, 2014. 0801049512, 9780801049514.

Hardin, Justin K. “‘If I Still Proclaim Circumcision?’ (Galatians 5:11a): Paul, the Law, and Gentile Circumcision.” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters. 3:2 (2013): 145-163.

Linebaugh, Jonathan A. “The Christo-Centrism of Faith in Christ: Martin Luther’s Reading of Galatians 2.16,19-20.” New Testament Studies. 59:4 (2013): 535-544.

Matson, David Lertis and K. C. Richardson, eds. One in Christ Jesus: Essays on Early Christianity and ”All That Jazz,” in Honor of S. Scott Bartchy. Pickwick Publications, 2014. 1625641745, 9781625641748.

Nordgaard, Stefan. “Paul and the Provenance of the Law: The Case of Galatians 3,19-20.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche. 105:1 (2014): 64-79.

Starling, David I. “The Children of the Barren Woman: Galatians 4:27 and the Hermeneutics of Justification.” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters. 3:1 (2013): 93-109.

Thornhill, Anthony Chadwick. “‘Spheres of Influence’ in the Epistle to the Galatians.” Horizons in Biblical Theology. 36:1 (2014): 21-41

Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters issue

Nijay Gupta has informed us that the latest issue of Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters (2:2) has a Galatians theme! Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way to access it electronically which means I’m out of luck. Here is the list of articles:

“Salvation History in Galatians and the Making of a Pauline Discourse” (Bruce Longenecker)

“The Nature of Salvation History in Galatians” (Jason Maston)

“Salvation History in Galatians?” (response to both above by M.C. de Boer)

” ‘It Has Been Brought to Completion’: Lev 19:18 as Christological Witness in Gal 5:14″ (Michael Suh)

” ‘Once Upon a Time’: Galatians as an Apocalyptic Story” (Todd Still)

“Davidic Messiahship in Galatians” (Joel Willitts)

“The Messiah ben Abraham in Galatians: A Response to Joel Willitts” (Matthew Novenson)

“Dissertation Summary” (Stephen Carlson)

Two Reviews on Recent Galatians Commentaries

The Letter to the Galatians in Medieval Tradition reviews

Levy, Ian Christopher, trans, ed. The Letter to the Galatians. (Medieval Bible Commentary) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. 0802822231, 9780802822239.

There are two reviews available of this book from Ian J. Elmer and Akio Ito.
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7967

Both reviews are quite positive and as this is the first book in this series it bodes well for future volumes to be useful as well.

Jeremy Punt on Fraternity in Paul

Punt, Jeremy. “He is heavy…he is my brother. Unravelling Fraternity in Paul (Galatians).” Neotestamentica. 46:1 (2012): 153-171.

An abstract can be read here: http://www.sabinet.co.za/abstracts/neotest/neotest_v46_n1_a9.html

Galatians 2:16 on Monday with Mounce

Last Monday’s with Mounce post answers the question, “I am curious why Gal 2:16; 3:22, and Rom 3:22, 26, are translated as ‘faith in Christ’ when the genitive case is used.” We don’t really receive a definitive answer to the subjective/objective genitive controversy but we do learn that:

Part of translation is realizing that your task is to say the same thing in one language that is said in another; the nice, neat divisions we often create in first year Greek don’t ways let us do this. The genitive does not always mean “of,” and the dative does not always mean “in.” What you have to do is look at the deeper grammatical data, see what is said in one language, and try to say the same thing in the other language.

http://www.koinoniablog.net/2012/07/how-can-the-genitive-mean-in-gal-216-monday-with-mounce-150.html

Stephen Carlson’s dissertation now available for download

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! Stephen Carlson’s dissertation is now available on DukeSpace. Hop on over to download it: http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/handle/10161/5597. I obviously haven’t had a chance to read it yet but the font looks very nice 🙂

James Dunn and Martin Meiser review Martinus de Boer’s commentary on Galatians

There are two reviews over at Bookreviews.org on Martinus de Boer’s New Testament Library volume on Galatians. Check them out here:
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=8373

In a nutshell Dunn says that “The commentary has an excellent bibliography (16 pages) and very helpfully full indices (49 pages). I commend it heartily, and my disagreements simply mean that I will refer to
it all the more frequently as a first-rate dialogue partner”

Meiser’s review is in German and he is also impressed and says that “Insgesamt gilt jedoch: Martinus de Boer hat einen beachtenswerten Kommentar vorgelegt. Er schreibt im Vorwort selbst, dass er von zahlreichen anderen Kommentatoren profitiert habe (xi). Nun kann man von seinem Kommentar profitieren—und sei es, dass man Gegenpositionen wie zu Gal 3,10–24 doch noch einmal schärfer durchdenkt.”