Anf-03 iv.iv.xxiii Pg 8 Thus, in his pen there speaks a hand clearer than every sound, in his waxen tablet there is heard a letter more vocal that every mouth.340
See Luke i. 20, 22, 62, 63.
340 This is how Mr. Dodgson renders, and the rendering agrees with Oehler’s punctuation. [So obscure however, is Dodgson’s rendering that I have slightly changed the punctuation, to clarify it, and subjoin Oehler’s text.] But perhaps we may read thus: “He speaks in his pen; he is heard in his waxen tablet: the hand is clearer than every sound; the letter is more vocal than every mouth.” [Oehler reads thus: “Cum manibus suis a corde dictat et nomen filii sine ore pronuntiat: loquitur in stilo, auditur in cera manus omni sono clarior, littera omni ore vocalior.” I see no difficulty here.] Inquire whether a man have spoken who is understood to have spoken.341
341 Elucidation IV. Pray we the Lord that no necessity for that kind of contract may ever encompass us; and if it should so fall out, may He give our brethren the means of helping us, or give us constancy to break off all such necessity, lest those denying letters, the substitutes for our mouth, be brought forward against us in the day of judgment, sealed with the seals, not now of witnesses, but of angels!
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes ix.xviii Pg 51.1, Sketches x Pg 10.18
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 1
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Pr 3:3 Isa 30:8 Jer 17:1 Hab 2:2