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Title: Ephesians 4,12
Subtitle: A Revised Reading
Author(s): GRANADOS ROJAS, Juan Manuel
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 92    Issue: 1   Date: 2011   
Pages: 81-96
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.92.1.3188797

Abstract :
This paper proposes a new interpretation of Eph 4,12 based on a rhetorical analysis of the thought in the section (4,7-16). This structural approach has favored the interpretative clues provided by the text itself and has clarified the meaning of a NT hapax legomenon (καταρτισμός). The prepositional sequence in Eph 4,12 expresses agreement (πρός + accusative), purpose (εἰς) and result (εἰς), in this order. Such an interpretation, in accordance with the train of thought of the whole section, stresses a relationship of agreement between Christ’s gift and the ministry of the Word for building up his body.

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