PANTWN hUMWN in 1 Cor 14:18

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Fri Aug 25 12:03:10 EDT 2000

At 2:41 PM +0000 8/25/00, Mark Wilson wrote:
>Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>>I noted yesterday, perhaps all too briefly, that I see no relationship
>>between Acts 2 and the discussion of GLWSSAI in 1 Cor 12-14;
>I actually did see this brief comment, but had no idea what you meant. Now
>that you have clarified it, I would unequivocally disagree!!!!
>However, I do note that in 1 Cor 14, some Corinthians had manufactured their
>own "gift of tongues," (ecstatics) but this false "tongues" is the subject
>of Paul's sharp rebuke. They were acting like children.
>As Paul indicates in 1 Cor. 14:21-22, the gift of Gentile Languages was
>prophesied in Isaiah 28. The Isaiah "near" fulfillment was in perfectly
>understood Gentile Languages. Same with the "far" fulfillment.
>But then again, Carl has always warned us that he is
>very Liberal  :o )

Have I really used that term of myself in on-list correspondence in more
recent years? While I am not averse to claiming it, I really think that the
way we use such labels in list-correspondence is a way of dismissing other
people's opinions without thinking very seriously about them. I didn't and
don't expect that my comments will find wide acceptance among list-members,
but it should be noted (once again) that we aren't enforcing any particular
"orthodoxy" of views here, and also that the proper focus of discussion is
the meaning of the Greek, in this instance the meaning of GLWSSA and
whether it is to be interpreted in all NT texts in the same way. On that
issue I think there may well be more than one viewpoint.


Carl W. Conrad
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