Each volume in the Exegetical Summaries series works through the original text phrase by phrase. English equivalents are provided for all Hebrew and Greek words, making this an excellent reference for exegetes of all levels. Questions that occur to exegetes as they study the text are stated and then answered by summarizing the ways many scholars have interpreted the text. This information should help translators or students in making their own exegetical decisions. As a basis for discussion, a semi-literal translation of the text is given. The first question to be answered is the meaning of key words in context. Information from standard lexicons is given and then translations of the word are cited from a dozen major Bible versions and from commentaries that offer their own translations of the text. Questions about the grammar and discourse structure of the original languages are answered by summarizing the views of many commentators. When exegetical disagreements appear in the commentaries and versions, the various interpretations are listed. This book is not intended to replace the commentaries that are consulted. Rather than being a stand-alone commentary, this book summarizes many important details of exegesis that should be considered in studying the biblical text. Robert Stutzman develops exegetical and computerized tools for Bible translators. He worked in Papua New Guinea from 1984 to 1995 with SIL. Some of the projects he worked on include: Scripture testing questions, Bible Background series, Exegetical Summaries, Biblical Proper names, Speech types in the Bible, New Testament parallel passages, Metaphors in the New Testament, and Section headings in the entire Bible.
An Exegetical Summary of Galatians, 2nd Edition by Robert Stutzman was published by Sil International, Global Publishing in November 2008. The ISBN for An Exegetical Summary of Galatians, 2nd Edition is 9781556712012.