At 08:17 AM 05/28/01, LeeEdgarTyler@...
>In a message dated 5/28/2001 8:41:02 AM Canada Central Standard Time,
> > > In any case I still regard the phrase "the spirit is willing but the
> > > is weak" as steeped in Pauline thinking.
> > >
> > It may very well be. I'm just exploring a possibility that so far as I
> > can see has never been mooted before.
>Even if the thought is Pauline, that would not preclude an allusion to the
>Psalm here. There are several examples of the evangelists referring to
>Psalms and prophecies from their own perspective, and this could well be one.
>Paul also alludes to the Psalms, as I recall.
I agree. Furthermore, as long as the Psalm was one that was widely known
(however one might measure that), I would assume that the Psalm would have
priority, on grounds of (a) being more widely known, and (b) presumably
having greater authority.
(I thought I had a third reason, but it seems to have slipped my mind!)
I think Jeffrey is to be congratulated for noticing this.
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