Re: Romans 7:10 - KAI EUREQH MOI

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Tue Feb 18 1997 - 17:45:00 EST

At 04:11 PM 2/18/97 -0600, Jeffrey Gibson wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> AUTH picks up as an intensive pronoun hH ENTOLH making this rhetorical
>> sequence very powerful. The effect, it seems to me, is something like this:
>> " ... and I died, and I came to realize that the commandment intended to
>> bring me into life--this very commandment was bringing me into death."
>Carl and Jonathan (especially),
>Do you think that, in light of the fact, stated elsewhere than in
>Romans, that the only Sin that Paul feels he has committed (persecuting
>the church of Jesus) was as a result of his active zealousness for the
>Law, that the expression here about "being brought into death" is
>intended to be redolent of the idea of "being brought into DEALING
>death"?. Obviously Paul has not died. And it seems to me to be far too
>prosaic to see this as a reference to "future death" or to "death" of the
>"Old Man".

I'm not sure I share your premise that this is the only Sin that Paul feels
he has committed. Can you help me out with this? I suspect that Paul, like
me, has committed quite a variety of sins.

I think "death" is being used to indicate a state of being dead to God.
Somewhere in the Bible there is a verse that says "this is how we know that
we have passed from death into life" - I can't look it up now.


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