Marvelous Things

Marvelous things called exegetical papers. It’s okay if you don’t know what exegetical means, or has to do with my blog, I’m about to tell you.

The definition of exegesis (the singular noun form of exegetical) is this:

Critical explanation or interpretation of a text

In most cases, mine included, the text being interpreted is scripture. As few of you may know, I’ve been taking summer classes this year (college classes, so it’s not because I messed up in school last year) and one of my classes is a focus on the books of Romans and Galatians. As a final (besides a final exam) I have been required to write an exegetical paper on a passage from Galatians.

Okay, I’ve almost explained myself. As to how this relates to my blog, well, the said exegetical paper is due in about a week. With one week left to write and edit my paper, my mind has gotten a bit distracted (in a good way) from writing my blog posts. Thus why this post is late today. Now, I must away to work and my paper, but I’ll leave with this; my personal interpretation of the text from Galatians (something required for the essay):

Thus, the law was appointed to be our escort, to guide and protect us, until the arrival of Christ through whom we may be justified through faith. Now that this faith is available to you, you no longer have to be under the guidance of the law. For you are sons of God through your faith and belief in Jesus Christ. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Among you there is no difference between Jew and Greek, slave or free, man or woman for you are all one in Christ. And if you are in Christ you are of Abraham and his heirs in accordance to the promise given to him.

~ by R.S.Sharkey on August 17, 2012.

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