Douglas J. Moo. Galatians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.
Doug Moo is one of the finest NT exegetes I know of. Everything he publishes is worth reading carefully, and this latest tome is no exception.
I haven’t read this cover-to-cover, but I’ve dipped into enough of it to confirm that it’s the same high quality we expect from Moo.
Throughout the commentary Moo interacts regularly with “only a handful of commentaries, which,” he explains, “I have singled out for their general exegetical excellence and/or for a distinctive view of the letter that they embody” (p. xii). He selected nine main conversation-partners:
- J. B. Lightfoot (free PDF available from Google Books)
- Ernest De Witt Burton (free PDF available from Google Books)
- Hans Dieter Betz
- F. F. Bruce
- Franz Mussner (5th ed.; 1988)
- Richard Longenecker
- James Dunn
- Louis Martyn
- Martinus de Boer
Justin Taylor recently interviewed Moo about this commentary (14 min.), and I was surprised to learn how Moo goes about writing commentaries. It’s the opposite of what I’d do and recommend, but Moo’s in a class of his own.
Update on 10/15/2014: I just listened to Doug Moo lecture on Galatians at Oak Hill in summer 2014. The 11 hours of MP3s are free here.