From: Eric Vaughan (z_vaughanje@titan.sfasu.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 03 1997 - 11:17:54 EST

   I'm not a professional "Greekist", but I am somewhat familiar with
most of the basics of grammar, etc. My question comes from Eph. 5:19 and
Col. 3:16...the word hEAUTOIS. I understand from what I've read that
hEAUTOIS means "to one another" and is used for ALLHLWN, which similarly
means "of one another, to one another, one another." My question
is...Does this word in these verses mean that we're to sing AT THE SAME
TIME? With just these definitions, you can't really say whether it means
that one is singing "to another" or they are both (all) singing "to each
   I HAVE found one (1) source that gives in the definition of hEAUTOU,
that the plural hEAUTOIS means "mutually, reciprocally", the same
definition that Liddel-Scott gives for ALLHLWN, which is a synonym.
Mutually, to me, implies "at the same time." Nothing can be done
mutually if it's not done at the same time.
   I would appreciate the thoughts of more experienced grammarians on what
exactly this word is saying.

Eric Vaughan

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