From: Stephen C. Carlson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 08 1997 - 06:56:00 EDT
At 06:11 4/7/97 -0500, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>On the other hand, I think one could find the sentiment of Paul's
>exclamation right at the heart of his own Israelite tradition in the
>inaugural vision of Isaiah (Is 6): "Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean
>lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips!" Isn't it the
>same anguished cry of confession and helplessness? I don't have the LXX
>handy, but I would be surprised to see TALAIPWROS there; nevertheless I
>have a gut feeling that Paul's statement echoes that of Isaiah--and if it
>doesn't echo it directly, it certainly springs from the same depth of
>self-condemnation in face of God's blazing pure righteousness.
I've got a copy of the LXX handy. Is6:5 says "KAI EIPON, W TALAS EGW,
hOTI KATANENUGMAI, hOTI ANQRWPOS WN, KAI AKAQATA XEILH EXWN, . . . ."
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