[B-Greek] D Acts 15,7
Stephen C. Carlson
scarlson at mindspring.com
Mon Sep 13 22:10:10 EDT 2004
At 12:16 PM 9/13/2004 +0100, Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote:
>At 03:41 13/09/2004, Stephen C. Carlson wrote:
>>What's the difference between a scribe and a copyist in this context?
>>> The word 'scribe' in Hebrew, Greek, and other languages had a wide range of meaning that changed over time and could denote several social roles. The closest English equivalent is the term 'secretary,' which refers to roles from that of a typist to a cabinet officer at the highest level of government <<
>[ ABD ]
>Alcuin of York was a scribe, who as abbot in Tours directed the scriptorium there. Was he different to the copyists in training in the school attached to the scriptorium? If I had used the term "learned cleric" or "scholar", would that have made a difference?
Thanks for the clarification. Yes, the other terms would have been clearer.
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson at mindspring.com
"Poetry speaks of aspirations, and songs chant the words." Shujing 2.35
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