, the newest volume of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series (ZECNT), Thomas R. Schreiner offer pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading Galatians. Following the exegetical model most evangelical seminary students learn when they proceed through their exegesis and preaching courses, the ZECNT is laid out in the following format:
- Literary Context
- Main Idea
- Translation w/ sentence diagramming (graphically Illustrated)
- Exegetical Outline
- Explanation of the Text (using Greek)
- Theology in Application
This structure allows the reader to enageg the text at the exegetical level without becoming bogged down in academic debates, while implicitly teaching one the basic steps necessary for quality exegesis. In turn, this commentary also makes it easy to transition fom text to sermon.
Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, this series brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary.
Critical methodology informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author's message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial.
The ZECNT series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor.