An epistle of Christ (epistolh Cristou). He turns the metaphor round and round. They are Christ's letter to men as well as Paul's. Not with ink (ou melani). Instrumental case of mela, black. Plato uses to melan for ink as here. See also 2 John 1:12 ; 3 John 1:13 . Of stone (liqinai). Composed of stone (liqo and ending -ino). Of flesh (sarkinai). "Fleshen" as in 1 Corinthians 3:1 ; Romans 7:14 .