Andreas Köstenberger comments on how frequently he is asked for New Testament commentary recommendations. He’s finally compiled a list, which will appear in a forthcoming book entitled, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, which is part of the Invitation to Theological Interpretation series. The volume is a couple years away from publication, but he shares his list in the meantime. I love it when a man of Köstenberger’s caliber recommends commentaries. They quickly get added to my wishlist.
Here are his recommendations on Galatians—a book to which I’m giving focused attention for my dissertation.
Bruce, F. F. Galatians. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.
Dunn, James D. G. The Epistle to the Galatians. HNTC. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.
Fung, R. Y. K. The Epistle to the Galatians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.
George, Timothy. Galatians. NAC. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.
Hays, Richard B. “The Letter to the Galatians.” New Interpreter’s Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000, Vol. 11, 181–348.
Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC. Dallas: Word, 1990.
The only commentary I haven’t picked up yet is the Hays volume. It’s on my list, but now closer to the top.
Check out the complete list.
Update: See also his Helpful Reference Tools for Biblical Studies.