[B-Greek] Eph 4:11-12
ialarsen at multitechweb.com
Wed Dec 29 08:23:31 EST 2004
> Is it possible that men...de indicates something of the idea of
> succession or replacement?
> "on the one hand... on the other"; could this also carry
> the notion or the sense of "once...now".
> I ask because, in the early
> Church, Apostles and prophets (as official titles) were on the decline
> when Ephesians was written and Pastors and teachers on the rise.
A rather speculative assumption, based on a disputed date of writing.
> So- is it
> eisegetical to see the verse rendered something like "once apostles and
> prophets... but now pastors and teachers" etc?
Yes, it is. And clearly wrong.
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