This article argues that non-authentic questions have certain clear implications
when used as rhetorical instruments in Paul’s Letter to the Romans. These questions
are abstracted as a category in accordance with Verster (1999). In the light of Grice’s
co-operative principle, the non-authentic questions which are statements, are distilled
from the text and analysed. They are also subdivided into question-statements,
rhetorical questions and meta-communicative rhetorical interrogatives. The
implications for the author’s message are then discussed against the background of
the insights derived from commentaries on Romans.