Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. His four-volume magnum opus on Acts has received high praise from all quarters. This commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians features Keener’s meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fresh insights. It will benefit students, pastors, and church leaders alike.
Craig Keener’s commentary on Galatians is precisely what we would expect: it is clear, cogent, balanced, comprehensive, and insightful; it is fully engaged with other scholars, yet independent in its judgments; and it is full of illuminating references to ancient sources and cultural phenomena. No matter one’s take on Paul in general, or on this letter in particular, every reader will benefit immensely from Keener's careful interpretation (and lively translation) of Paul’s impassioned dispatch to the Galatians.
—Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore
Craig Keener's commentary on Paul's Letter to the Galatians has an erudition and thoroughness that is simply unmatched. Keener combines his encyclopedic knowledge of the ancient world with his penchant for sharp exegetical insights and sensitivity to the theological texture of Scripture. Surely a must-have resource on one of the apostle Paul's most disputed letters. Classic Keener!
—Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia
Craig Keener has put us in his debt again with his commentary on Galatians. He interacts regularly with primary sources in the Greco-Roman world and Second Temple Judaism, is deeply conversant with contemporary scholarship, and provides his own lucid commentary on one of Paul's most significant letters.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of 25 books, 5 of which have won awards in Christianity Today. More than a million copies of his books are in circulation; the most popular is The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, which provides cultural background on each passage of the New Testament. Craig is also the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, which won the International Book Award for Christianity and Bible of the year in the Christian Book Awards. Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and in 2018 is vice-president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Craig’s wife, Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, was a refugee in her home country of Congo; their story appears in Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles, and Hope against All Odds (Chosen, 2016).