Not that this answers the syntax question, but I've been reflecting
on this a little lately. This has always looked like a list of
people with leading offices in the church, and it has seemed strange
to me that there were no "elders" or "overseers" in the list. But
recently I put this together with some indications that elders/overseers
are supposed to be pastors (1 Pet 5.1-2) and teachers (1 Tim 3.2, 5.17),
and it seems likely to me that the "pastors KAI teachers" category is a
reference to what the NT elsewhere calls "elders" or "overseers" --
some of whom taught, but all of whom shepherded.
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