Lexham Press is excited to offer another title in the popular High Definition Commentary series: the volume on Galatians! Dr. Steve Runge, author of Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament and High Definition Commentary: Philippians, provides exceptional commentary that enables you accurately to communicate the message of Galatians. This volume emphasizes the main points of Galatians in clear language, explaining Paul’s use of special devices and tracing the flow of his argument to help you communicate more effectively.
Organized into preachable portions of Scripture and featuring numerous word pictures to illustrate and explain Paul’s points, this volume on Galatians is perfect for sermons, Bible studies, and small groups. Using principles of linguistics and biblical exegesis, Dr. Runge illuminates the key principles and overall message of the book of Galatians. In this commentary Dr. Runge not only helps you identify the big ideas of a passage but also provides applicable and approachable examples throughout, making clear everyday connections between ideas in Galatians and practical living. The High Definition Commentary: Galatians is a one-of-a-kind Bible teaching tool and only available from Lexham Press.
NOTE: This volume contains does not contain any supporting illustrations, a departure from earlier volumes in the series. The textual description has been expanded to offset this shift in the volume's design.
“The key question Paul addresses here is whether works of the law are a prerequisite to belief in Christ.” (Galatians 3:1–18)
“Third, the speed with which they have turned away is not only remarked upon, but even emphasized by the Greek word order. He’s not just astonished at the fact that they have turned away, but at how quickly they’ve done it. The way Paul words it is as though their behavior would have been more understandable if they had at least waited a bit. They turned away this quickly; seriously?” (Galatians 1:6–10)
“As long as we remain in these unglorified bodies we will battle with the desires of the flesh (Rom 7:25). The key to ongoing victory is daily yielding to Christ, allowing him to live his life in us.” (Galatians 5:16–26)
“These statements have an added rhetorical effect, begging the question: How many of the rival leaders in Galatia are able to make such a claim?” (Galatians 1:11–24)
“First and foremost is the question: ‘With regard to the gospel, who has changed? Paul or the Galatian believers?’” (Galatians 1:6–10)
Steven E. Runge has a Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, B.C., Canada, a BA in Speech Communication from Western Washington University, and a Doctor of Literature degree in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, which was supervised by Christo Van der Merwe. In preparation for his doctoral research, Steve completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education. He is also very active in the church. He and his wife were married in 1990. They have two daughters, and live in Bellingham, Washington. Steve presently serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software, and where, along with Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, he has developed the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and the Lexham High Definition New Testament.