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Title: The Line of Thought in Romans 7,15-20
Author(s): LAMBRECHT, Jan
Volume: 85 Issue: 3 Date: 2004
The parallelism between Romans 7,14-17 and 18-20 as it has recently been put forward by O. Hofius is critically examined. It would seem that within this text Paul’s reasoning progresses from vv. 14b-16 to 17-20. The thesis of v. 14b ('I am fleshly, sold into the slavery under sin') gives way to the more sophisticated pronouncement of v. 17 ('as a matter of fact it is not I that do the evil, but the indwelling sin'). Each time motivations follow, vv. 15 and 18-19; finally a conclusion is drawn, vv. 16 and 20.