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The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia (NICNT)

, 1953
ISBN: 9780802864826
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Theologian Herman Ridderbos captures the essence of Paul's epistle to the Galatians in a spirited verse-by-verse commentary.The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia emphasizes the background and historical context within which this epistle is set, diving into the doctrine found within and providing practical daily-living application. This volume by Ridderbos is an excellent study tool for the theologian or biblical scholar, as well as the layperson hoping to delve deeper into the Word.

This distinguished work by Ridderbos has influenced a multitude of Bible studiers since its inception, and will continue to do so in the years to come. And now, in the Logos edition, there are more benefits than ever to using this resource. With lightning-fast searching capabilities, quickly-accessed Scriptural cross-references, and the ability to link this commentary to your preferred Bible, you will find Ridderbos' work to be the perfect Galatians study companion.

The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia was originally a part of the New International Commentary (OT & NT) Collection!

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  • Verse-by-verse commentary on the epistle to the Galatians
  • Perfect for everyone hoping to dive deeper into Galatians
  • Highly accessible yet scholastic writing style
  • Original New International Commentary volume on Galatians

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“The thrust is that the law is in no position to give man what it demands33 of him. All it can do is to demand, to forbid, to judge, and to condemn. So it is that man dies through the law: he is beaten to death by it and falls into God’s judgment. That, then, is not the fault of the law, but of the sinner. The law cannot save, quicken, but only slay the sinner. And this death Paul has now died so that he might live unto God.” (Page 104)

“For whatever the Jews might possess in privileged superiority to the Gentiles, they no more than the Gentiles could, on the basis of their privileged position, achieve a righteousness with God.” (Page 99)

“The spiritual struggle of the apostle is determined by this end, and the struggle will not cease until the end has been reached. But it is a struggle aggravated by strong misgivings as to whether the end can be attained. The pain of not having arrived at this deeply desired purpose is the dominant one. This purpose, further, is not to be interpreted as a mysterious birth of Christ in the believers, but rather, in the manifestation of their lives. It is in their lives that the form of Christ must appear in the sense that the life of the believers must be ruled by Christ, quite as much in their absolute dependence upon His righteousness as in a life according to His commands.” (Page 170)

“We can therefore say that what is indicated in the letter to the Galatians is the inadequacy of the law for salvation, and that what gets the emphasis in the letter to the Romans is this: that there is salvation despite the transgression of God’s holy law.” (Page 22)

  • Title: The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia
  • Author: Herman Nicolaas Ridderbos
  • Series: New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1953
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Galatians › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780802864826, 0802864821
  • Resource ID: LLS:NICNT69GA2
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-06-02T20:21:43Z
Herman Nicolaas Ridderbos

Herman N. Ridderbos (1909–2007) was an influential New Testament scholar and theologian. Ridderbos studied at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands and Free University of Amsterdam. He was a pastor for eight years and a professor for over forty. Ridderbos is most widely known and respected for his work on the history of salvation (Heilsgeschichte) and biblical theology. Many of his books appear in the Herman Ridderbos Collection, including Paul and Jesus.


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  1. Ronald Rusk

    Ronald Rusk


    fine with me
  2. Almir Macario Barros
  3. Peter Marcis

    Peter Marcis


  4. Bill Shewmaker
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  6. Phil Gons

    Phil Gons


    Dated, but still a solid exposition of this important letter of Paul. Unfortunately, some of Ridderbos's best contributions to New Testament theology aren't fully developed in this volume.


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