By far, the most popular post on my blog is the list of Galatians commentaries. I am therefore giving it its own page so you can find them all here without me having to update my post all the time. This list only contains a selective list of commentaries on Galatians. I currently have a 250 page bibliography for Galatians and in the future I hope to provide sections on articles, books, and other works. This list of commentaries on Galatians is alphabetised by series. Click on the series abbreviation for a link to the commentary website if it has one. Last updated April, 2020.
In making this list I came across another commentary resource website of great interest: Best Commentaries.com. There you will find information on almost every volume of every commentary series published along with links to where they can be purchased.
ABC: Asia Bible Commentary
ACCS: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
Edwards, Mark J., ed. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1999.
ACNT: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
Krentz, Edgar. “Galatians.” In Galatians, Philippians, Philemon, I Thessalonians. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1985. 9-117.
ANTC: Abingdon New Testament Commentary
Williams, Sam K. Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.
AYB: Anchor Yale Bible
Martyn, J. Louis. Galatians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Yale: Yale University Press, 1997.
BBC: Blackwell Bible Commentaries
Riches, John. Galatians through the Centuries. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
BCBC: Believer’s Church Bible Commentary
Brunk, George R. Galatians. Herald Press, 2015.
BECNT: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Moo, Douglas. Galatians. Baker Book House, 2013.
BHGNT: Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament
deSilva, David A. Galatians: A Handbook on the Greek Text. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.
BMT: Bible in Medieval Tradition
Levy, Ian Christopher, trans, ed. The Letter to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
BNTC: Black’s New Testament Commentary
Dunn, James D.G. The Epistle to the Galatians. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1993.
BST: Bible Speaks Today
Stott, John R.W. The Message of Galatians. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1968.
BTCB: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
Greene-McCreight, Katherine. TBA.
CBC: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary
Borchert, Gerald. “Galatians.” In Romans, Galatians. Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2007.
0842383425, 9780842383424, 1414326211, 9781414326214.
CC: Concordia Commentary
Das, A. Andrew. Galatians. Concordia Publishing, 2014.
CC: Continental Commentary
Lührmann, Dieter. Galatians: A Continental Commentary. Translated from Der Brief an die Galater. 2nd ed. Zürcher Bibelkommentare Neues Testament, 7 (1988). Translated by O.C. Dean, Jr. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.
CCSS: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture
Vanhoye, Albert and Peter S. Williamson. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2019.
EBC: Expositor’s Bible Commentary
Rapa, Robert K. “Galatians.” In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Romans – Galatians. Revised edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. 547-???.
Boice, James Montgomery. “Galatians.” In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Galatians, Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. 1-102.
ECC: Eerdmans Critical Commentary
Van Voorst, Robert E. TBA.
EEC: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary
Burer, Michael. TBA.
Betz, Hans Dieter. Galatians: A Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Churches in Galatia. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.
HDC: High Definition Commentary
Runge, Steven E. Galatians: A Textual Guide. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019
ICC: International Critical Commentary
Burton, Ernest De Witt. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1921.
Cousar, Charles B. Galatians: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1982.
IVPNTC: IVP New Testament Commentary
Hansen, G. Walter. Galatians. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Keener, Craig S. Galatians: A Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019. 1540960072. 9781540960078
ONTC: Osborne New Testament Commentary
Osborne, Grant R. Galatians Verse by Verse. Lexham Press, 2017.
NAC: New American Commentary
George, Timothy F. Galatians. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1994.
NCBC: New Century Bible Commentary
Guthrie, Donald. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969.
0171231155, 9780171231151, 0802819060, 978-0802819062
NCBC: New Cambridge Bible Commentary
Keener, Craig S. Galatians. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
NCBC: New Collegeville Bible Commentary
Karris, Robert J. Galatians and Romans. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005.
NCCS: New Covenant Commentary
Williams, Jarvis J. Galatians. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2020.
NIB: New Interpreter’s Bible
Hays, Richard B. “Galatians.” In New Interpreter’s Bible Volume 11: Corinthians – Philippians. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000. 181-348.
NIBC: New International Biblical Commentary
Jervis, L. Ann. Galatians. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1999.
NICNT: New International Commentary on the New Testament
deSilva, David A. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.
Fung, Ronald Y.K. The Epistle to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.
Ridderbos, Herman N. The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia. Translated by Henry Zylstra. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1953.
NIGTC: New International Greek Testament Commentary
Bruce, Frederick Fyvie. The Epistle to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.
NIVAC: New International Version Application Commentary
McKnight, Scot. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.
NTG: New Testament Guides
Oakes, Peter. Galatians. Continuum T & T Clark, 2013.
NTL: New Testament Library
De Boer, Martinus C. Galatians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.
NTR: New Testament Readings
Esler, Philip Francis. Galatians. New York: Routledge, 1998.
0415110378, 9780415110372, 041511036X, 9780415110365
NTT: New Testament Theology
Dunn, James D.G. The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
PC: Pentecostal Commentary
Fee, Gordon D. Galatians: A Pentecostal Commentary. Deo Publishing, 2007.
PCNT: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament
Oakes, Peter. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.
PNTC: Pillar New Testament Commentary
Carson, Donald A. TBA.
PTW: Preaching the Word
Wilson, Todd A. Galatians: Gospel-Rooted Living. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2013.
RF: Regula Fidei
Willitts, Joel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, TBA.
RNT: Reading the New Testament
Cousar, Charles B. Reading Galatians, Philippians, and 1 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Macon: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2001.
REC: Reformed Expository Commentary
Ryken, Philip Graham. Galatians. Philadelphia: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 2005.
RRA: Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity
SH: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary
Wakefield, Andrew H. TBA.
SP: Sacra Pagina
Matera, Frank J. Galatians. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992.
SRC: Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
Witherington III, Ben. Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
THNTC: Two Horizons New Testament Commentary
Wright, N.T. TBA.
TNTC: Tyndale New Testament Commentary
Cole, R. Alan. Galatians. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Leicester: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
0802804780, 9780802804785, 085111878X, 978-0851118789
WeBC: Westminster Bible Companion
Weidmann, Frederick W. Galatians. Westminster John Knox, 2012.
WBC: Word Biblical Commentary
Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. Waco: Word Books, 1990.
ZEC: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary
Schreiner, Thomas. Galatians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.
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For the sake of compelteness, I feel I should say that I have written the Galatians commentary in the Crossway bible guide series, published by Crossway Books (part of IVP UK) in 2007. It’s the best commentary on Galatians I’ve written(!); i’ll leave others to tell you if it’s any good.
It’s good to make your acquaintance Simon. You’re the first Galatians commentary author to stop by and leave a comment so I’ll agree that yours is the best commentary on Galatians you have ever written!
Looks like you are a true expert. Did you study about the subject? *lol*
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Greetings, and thank you for helping to spread the word about biblical resources in such an organized way. If I might be a bit territorial, what you list as
BHGNT: Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament
Schreiner, Thomas. Galatians: A Handbook on the Greek Text. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.
is actually by me, deSilva, David A. Tom S. wrote the (excellent) commentary in the Zondervan series (which you have listed correctly).
On another note, my fuller NICNT Galatians commentary did not come out in 2010. Indeed, I just gave the manuscript to the series editor (Joel Green) on August 15 of this year. Yikes! So, if all goes well, 2017.
Sorry about the mix-up. I’ve corrected it now. I imagine there’s probably been a few other changes as well so I should go through everything. I see that your volume for NICNT still isn’t out. Is there still hope for this year?