I decided early on in the process of writing this Galatians commentary that I would first write without referencing any commentaries. I wanted my approach to be fresh, my own, without undue influence from other authors. Today I hit an important milestone: I have finished this first pass, that is, I have completed my own commentary on the entire book. My next step is to work through each paragraph again with proper and appropriate reference to the secondary literature. I estimate that I am 75% done. Total word count so far: 199,031.