On our way into Nashville this afternoon, we stopped by McKay’s used bookstore. It was our first trip to the store this time around. They had a lot of biblical commentaries. I picked up two, both appear to be brand new.
New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition (IVP, 1994). I have the original 1953 edition in Portuguese. In English I have the 1970 NBC: Revised edition. This one-volume commentary purports to have none of the original and little of the 1970 edition, so I figured the $10 was worth the 1455 pages. Seeing also a mention of chiasmus in the introductory article clenched it.
Sam K. Williams writes the Galatians commentary in the Abingdon series (1997). I was impressed with the volume I bought last year on 2 Peter and Jude. Seems to have a good balance between exegesis and theology, although the series as a whole is on the liberal side. Thought I would give a second volume in the series a try. I just noted that it has received a positive reviewer by one writer:
I suspect I’ll get my money’s worth from these two volumes.