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


Galatians 6.12-17 in JSNT

The latest issue of JSNT has an article of interest:

Prokhorov, Alexander V. “Taking the Jews out of the Equation: Galatians 6.12-17 as a Summons to Cease Evading Persecution.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 36: 2 (2013): 172-188.

You can read the abstract or download it here.

Benjamin J Lappenga on Galatians 4:12-20

I haven’t been able to find an abstract for this article but JBL is widely available so have a look.

Lappenga, Benjamin J. “Misdirected Emulation and Paradoxical Zeal: Paul’s Redefinition of ‘The Good’ as Object of ζῆλος in Galatians 4:12-20. Journal of Biblical Literature. 131:4 (2012): 775-796.

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

Galatians 2:12 and Peter

The every vigilent Richard Fellows has noted that Carlson’s dissertation has bolstered his argument for the timeline of events with relation to Galatians 2:12. Check out his post and see what you think. The reading ἦλθεν is attested to by P46 01 03. However, NA28 won’t see any change by the look of it so most translations will stick with ηλθον “they.”

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.

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