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#1 Tony Stark

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Hey everyone! Well I coudn't load this sample on my website unfortunately, but your mission--should you chose to accept--is to review this sample of my commentary on Galatians: (see attachment below) and tell me what you think! I would appreciate any suggestions on how to improve my commentary and my commentary series. I would also GREATLY appreciate it if one of you scholars volunteered to double check all the Greek. Thanks in advance!

 

Yours faithfully, Tony Stark

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

A 17 year old really wrote this? If so, I'm impressed... :)

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:20 PM

Hey everyone! Well I coudn't load this sample on my website unfortunately, but your mission--should you chose to accept--is to review this sample of my commentary on Galatians: (see attachment below) and tell me what you think! I would appreciate any suggestions on how to improve my commentary and my commentary series. I would also GREATLY appreciate it if one of you scholars volunteered to double check all the Greek. Thanks in advance!

 

Yours faithfully, Tony Stark

 

attachicon.gifGalatians Sample (1.1-5).pdf

Commentaries can (and are) written for many different reasons and audiences, each type requires a different approach as to what material is presented and in what depth.

 

As an example I write commentary for my adult Sunday School class.  Most of them have been believers for some time, but I quickly learned that detailed coverage of history and especially etymology and the translation from the Greek/Hebrew tended to glaze their eyes.

 

This bothered me because I enjoy such things. 

 

The Spirit grabbed me and pointed out that I was the teacher of the class *I* NEEDED to study these things, *I* was responsible for the in depth study so I could explain to and instruct them, they didn't need to study the way I did, or The Spirit would have given them the same hunger that He gave me.

 

I also recalled what I had read long ago, that the true sign of understanding a something is to be able to explain the essentials of the matter (no matter how complex) to a sixth grader.  Notice, not explain it in depth but the essentials.

 

I have read your commentary...it would cross the eyes of my class, but I enjoyed it.

 

Here is the commentary I wrote for the same verse when my class studied Galatians a year or so ago, perhaps it will help you see from another perspective. It covers Galatians 1:1-4, as yours covered verses 1-5 there should be grounds for comparison.

 

Note also that the general message/bent of the commentary is shaded by the over all direction the study of Galatians I did, since there is no way to cover Galatians in 13 weeks without selecting which of the many possible ways the information is to emphasize.

 

https://dl.dropboxus...ians sample.doc


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 


#4 Tony Stark

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

Mr. Bond,

Actually, a 17 year old didn't write this! I was 16 at the time! Hahahaha :D.

 

Baunllaw,

I will take a look at your sample shortly! It's good to meet another scholar such as myself!






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