scribes

skraɪb n. copyist, copier of manuscripts; public clerk; author, writer; Jewish scholar who transcribed edited and interpreted Biblical scrolls (Judaism) v. write down, record, inscribe; mark by cutting or scratching; work as a scribe

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  • Scribes — • In the New Testament period the scribes were the professional interpreters of the Law in the Jewish synagogues Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scribes     Scribes      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Scribes — Basisdaten Betriebssystem Unix, Linux Programmier­sprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SCRIBES —    Since the invention of writingin the late fourth millennium B.C., scribes were instrumental in the development of the administrativestructures that made Mesopotamian citieseconomically competitive. Literate bureaucrats became a mainstay of… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Scribes — Infobox Software name = Scribes caption = Scribes showing replace function developer = Lateef Alabi Oki released = ? frequently updated = yes programming language = ? operating system = Unix like language = ? genre = Text editor license = GPL… …   Wikipedia

  • Scribes —    Anciently held various important offices in the public affairs of the nation. The Hebrew word so rendered (sopher) is first used to designate the holder of some military office (Judg. 5:14; A.V., pen of the writer; R.V., the marshal s staff;… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Scribes — Scribe Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scribes — From the Latin word meaning ‘writers’. The learned class of many ancient societies, responsible for administration and diplomacy, as was Baruch, Jeremiah s secretary who wrote down his words. Ezra, who had been a high official in the Persian… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • scribes —    This word (from the Latin scriba, meaning secretary or accountant ), at the time of the New Testament, referred to Jewish legal scholars or teachers of Jewish Law, who are often portrayed as opposed to Jesus …   Glossary of theological terms

  • SCRIBES (judaïsme) — SCRIBES, judaïsme Le privilège de savoir lire et écrire était, dans les civilisations de l’Orient ancien, réservé à une élite, car l’acquisition de l’instruction exigeait un apprentissage coûteux et long dans les écoles. Les scribes pouvaient… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SCRIBES, THE —    (i. e. writers), a non priestly class among the Jews devoted to the study and exposition of the Law, and who rose to a position of importance and influence in the Jewish community, were known in the days of Christ also by the name of Lawyers,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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