Today I finished working through Oakes's commentary on Galatians for my own work on Galatians. It's a fairly quick read as he doesn't have as much detail as other technical, exegetical commentaries. His strength is in the social and cultural background, and he brings it to bear to good effect in key places. For example, when discussing the admonition to support teachers in Gal 6:6, we tend to think of it in terms of individuals supporting other individuals. However, in the Greco-Roman world, an individual's economic production supported the household of which they were a part. So this verse calls all the households in a house church to support a teacher, not just their own. Check it out for some good nuggets like this one.
I have finished my research of de Boer for the Galatians commentary. He has a lot of good insights into the Paul's meaning. Great scholar to read if you are interested in the apocalyptic Paul.
This morning I finished reading and notating Martyn's commentary on Galatians for my own commentary work on the book. Milestones like this should be celebrated to keep the momentum going, so I thought a selfie would fit the bill. Thanks for the memories, Dr. Martyn!
It's been out for a few months now, but I'm happy to make a public announcement here about my most recent book. Best Bible Books is a buyer's guide for NT commentaries and related books for exegesis and study. It will help those who want to do good exegesis select the right resources to help them in that task.
I believe that my exegetical work should serve the church, so I plan to post here examples of my exegesis in the context of the church. This is a sermon I preached at Trinity Bible Church in Richardson, TX, on April 22, 2018. I'd love to hear your comments on it.