From: Denny A Diehl (
Date: Mon Mar 11 1996 - 12:40:41 EST

In 1 Cor 3:1-3, Paul seems to be using a word play.

The three words are:


Professor Barclay states that the endings IKOIS and INOIS provide
the play of meaning. In that IKOIS means DOMINATED BY and
INOIS means MADE OF. So in vs1 Paul was lamenting that he
"could not speak to you as to spiritual (dominated by the spirit)
men, but as to men of flesh (made of flesh)..." And then in vs3,
Paul states "for you are still fleshly (dominated by the flesh).

Any comments?


Denny Diehl
2030 Murray St
Wichita, KS 67212

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