[B-Greek] Eph. 4:11
alethof at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 18 07:33:14 EDT 2006
Dear B-Greek all,
I have some questions concerning the translation of eph 4:11,
KAI AUTOS EDWOKEN TOUS MEN APOSTOLOUS TOUS DE PROFHTAS TOUS DE EUAGGELISTAS TOUS DE POIMENAS KAI DIDASKALOUS PROS TON KATARTISMON TWN AGIWN EIS ERGON DIAKONIAS
The translations I know all present a construction like the following:
And he gave some to be apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, shepherds and teachers, for the
But is it possible to use:
And he gave the apostles, and the prophets, and the evangelists, and the shepherds and teachers, for the
Which one represents truly the idea of the Greek text? Can you propose a literal translation with explanation which explains the reasons?
Is it possible to determine if four or five groups are listed in Eph. 4:11 - are the shepherds and teachers put in one and the same group (being consolidated by [tous de
])? What are the pros and cons?
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