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Galatians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

Format: Digital


The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool that equips you to study and meditate on God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insightful scholarship to help you unlock Scripture’s deeper truths and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book studied. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the twenty-first century.

This letter claims the apostle Paul wrote it. No serious contemporary scholar questions that claim. In fact, most appeal to Galatians to assess the authenticity of the other Pauline letters. It remains uncertain what influence Paul’s anonymous cosenders may also have had on the letter’s composition.

  • Provides clear verse-by-verse explanations that offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language
  • Contains comprehensive annotation divided into three sections:
    • Background elements behind the text
    • Verse-by-verse details and meanings
    • Significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application
  • Includes insight into theological issues, word meanings, archaeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more
  • General Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Commentary
    • Letter Opening
      • Prescript
      • Epistolary Rebuke
    • Body of the Letter
      • Autobiographical Narrative
        • Thesis: Paul’s Divine Gospel
        • Proof
      • Life in the Spirit vs. Law
        • The Promise of the Spirit Fulfilled
        • The Purpose of the Law
        • God Sent His Son That We Might Become His Children
        • Scriptural Appeal: Abraham’s Wives and Sons
        • Moral Guidance
    • Autographical Peroration
  • Title: Galatians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
  • Author: George Lyons
  • Series: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 400

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George Lyons has been a professor of New Testament at Northwest Nazarene since 1991, after teaching 14 years at Olivet Nazarene University. He has also served as a visiting professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Point Loma Nazarene University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological College, Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College and European Nazarene College. He has also taught in China. Lyons is a past president of the Wesleyan Theological Society and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. He holds degrees from Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary as well as a PhD from Emory University.