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The Message of Galatians. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1993.
A brief but thoughtfull and concise commentary. Written as a devotional type of commentary Stott does not go into the technical and scholarly aspects of Galatians but he does a superb job in summarizing a verse and drawing conclusions from the text. The most frustrating and disappointing aspect of the commentary was its lack of an introduction. In some of Stott's other BST commentaries he includes an introduction but not here in Galatians. However the thoughtfulness of Stott's arguements and expositional skill more than makes up for the lack of an intro. Solid commentary for the serious student and layman, will go well in a pastor's library but will need to be suplemented by a more technical commentary such as George or Bruce.
Galatians. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 1994.
This is an excellent commentary from a semi-technical/pastoral view point. With around 70 pages of introduction George is very detailed in the arguements for dating and destination. An excellent defense and representation of Bruce's South Galatian/pre-Jerusalem Council destination and dating. This commentary will prove very uselful to the pastor and serious student while still satisfying may scholars.