Item description for Galatians (International Critical Commentary) by Ernest De Witt Burton...
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1920 Original Publisher: C. Scribner's sons Subjects: Bible Greek language Greek language, Biblical Foreign Language Study / Greek (Modern) Foreign Language Study / Ancient Languages Religion / Biblical Commentary / General Religion / Biblical Commentary / New Testament Religion / Biblical Criticism
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.42" Height: 1.57" Weight: 1.92 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567050297 ISBN13 9780567050298
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A Helpful Greek Vocabulary Commentary Sep 22, 2006
This author states in his 1920 preface, that he endeavored not to recount the history of interpreting Galatians, but rather to focus on the useage of the vocabulary specific to Galatians. If that was his primary aim, then he has written a five star commentary. All the way through he gives the Greek phrase or part of a sentence and then comments on the nuances of the Greek vocabulary.
For example, he correctly and insightfully characterizes the use of ENTAKEI in Galatians 1:6 to mean shortness of duration compared to when something was received rather than whenever it happens it is done very quickly.
One can possibly find a 1920 edition like I did (for only $7) in a used bookstore. I don't think this commentary is worth $89 as they are trying charge for it here.
It is worth having alongside Lightfoot and Fung/Bruce. I also think Martyn is worth reviewing if you have time.
It seems Burton has rounded out Lightfoot's historical view of the passages and how they were interpreted historically....by adding depth of insight to the actual words. It's a nice addition to one's study of Galatians. I heartily recommend this as an exegetical aid. If you are familiar with Zerwick's Grammatical Analysis...he is kind of like that but with more detail on each verse. Something you will probably refer to over and over.