What authority? (1 Cor. 9:8)

“Do I say this

On human authority?

Does not the law say

The same?”

μὴ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ταῦτα λαλῶ, ἢ καὶ ὁ νόμος ταῦτα οὐ λέγει;

Paul asked “Do I say this on human authority (μὴ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ταῦτα λαλῶ)?  Does not the law say the same (ἢ καὶ ὁ νόμος ταῦτα οὐ λέγει)?” Once again, Paul used a question to get his point across. Was he speaking on hos won or was this from the Mosaic law? Are they one and the same? The response is positive. Paul was always intrigued by the Mosaic law that he had studied as a Pharisee. He was using the law as the the source of his opinion. How do you value the Mosaic law?

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