From: Blahoslav Cicel (most@cb.cz)
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 01:52:16 EST

<x-charset iso-8859-2>Hello list

I have a question about the use of PROFHTAI in Eph 2:20 and 3:5. There is a
phrase APOSTOLOI KAI PROFHTAI in both verses. The APOSTOLOI is clear - the
Twelve, but what about the PROFHTAI.

There are two hypotheses:
- the OT prophets (as 2Pt 3:2 uses PROFHTAI KAI APOSTOLOI)
- the NT recently born christian church prophets (as Jesus in Mt 23:34 or Lk
11:49 uses them)

My question is:
Is there any hint in the text (in the greek), esp. in 3:5, which could give
preference to one of those hypotheses? (YES/NO).

If YES, what in the text gives preference to which hypotheses and why?
If NOT I will ask later some questions about the structure of 3:5 to be sure
of this answer.

Disclaimer: I have no intention to discuss prophets in the today¥s church...


Blaho, pastor in the North of Bohemia

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