Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 1121

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:740

KJV Translation Count — 67x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: scribe (66), townclerk (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a clerk, scribe, esp.a public servant, secretary, recorder, whose office and influence differed in different states
2. in the Bible, a man learned in the Mosaic law and in the sacred writings, an interpreter, teacher. Scribes examined the more difficult and subtle questions of the law; added to the Mosaic law decisions of various kinds thought to elucidate its meaning and scope, and did this to the detriment of religion. Since the advice of men skilled in the law was needed in the examination in the causes and the solution of the difficult questions, they were enrolled in the Sanhedrin; and are mentioned in connection with the priests and elders of the people. See a Bible Dictionary for more information on the scribes.
3. a religious teacher: so instructed that from his learning and ability to teach advantage may redound to the kingdom of heaven

Strong's Definitions

gram-mat-yooce'; from (1121) (γράμμα); a writer, i.e. (professionally) scribe or secretary: — scribe, town-clerk.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And when he had gathered all the chief priests and G1122s of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.


For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the G1122s and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.


For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the G1122s.


And a certain G1122 came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.


And, behold, certain of the G1122s said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.


Then certain of the G1122s and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.


Then said he unto them, Therefore every G1122 which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.


Then came to Jesus G1122s and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,


From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and G1122s, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.


And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the G1122s that Elias must first come?