J.B. Lightfoot's classic commentary on the Greek version of Galatians. Contains extensive verse-by-verse exegetical commentary, as well as dissertations on the people and churches of Galatia, the date and genuineness of the epistle, the ethnicity of the Galatians, “The Brethren of the Lord,” and St Paul and James, Peter, & John.
Dr. Joseph Barber Lightfoot was educated at Cambridge and Oxford, became the Lord Bishop of Durham in the church of England, served as a minister in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and was Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. He was also one of the original members of the New Testament Company of Bible Revisers. His other commentaries include volumes on Colossians & Philemon, and Philippians.
“Faith is strictly speaking only the means, not the source of justification.” (Page 115)
“It stands here not for the faithful converts from the circumcision alone, but for the spiritual Israel generally, the whole body of believers whether Jew or Gentile; and thus καὶ is epexegetic, i.e. it introduces the same thing under a new aspect, as in Heb. 11:17, etc.; see Winer § 53. p. 545 sq.” (Page 225)
“Between the Spirit and the flesh there is not only no alliance; there is an interminable, deadly feud.” (Page 209)
“ Law exists for the purpose of restraint, but in the works of the Spirit there is nothing to restrain” (Page 213)
“The Gospel is a rescue, an emancipation from a state of bondage.” (Page 73)