Re: Syntax of Eph. 4:11

Philip L. Graber (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 14:07:08 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Rod Decker wrote:

> The significance lies, of course, in whether the last two elements are
> equal, parallel members with the first three, or if they are to be treated
> as a joint (hyphenated?) member. (Granville Sharp rule does NOT apply here,
> BTW, since the nouns are plural).
> apostles or apostles
> prophets prophets
> evangelists evangelists
> pastors pastors-teachers [or: pastors, even teachers]
> teachers

How about: apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastors and teachers (the
latter two being more closely tied to each other than to the rest of the
list, but not being identical to each other)?