The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amanuensis A secretary who assisted an employer by taking direct verbal dictation, copying, or writing on their behalf.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
AMANUENSIS. This term, taken from Latin (“of the hand”), denotes one who writes what another dictates, or copies what another has written, and thus means a secretary or scribe. A person performing this function is designated in the Hebrew Bible as a sōpēr, and in the Greek NT as a grammateus. In both
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
AMANUENSIS (Ȧ·măn·ū·ĕnʹ sĭs) One employed to copy manuscripts or write from dictation. Romans 16:22 identifies Tertius as the one “who penned this epistle” (cp. Col. 4:18; 1 Pet. 5:12). See Scribe.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
amanuensis uh-man′yoo-en′sis. This Latin term, meaning “secretary,” is used specifically of someone who takes dictation or copies a ms. Amanuenses were frequently used by writers in antiquity. Peter speaks of being assisted by Silas in writing a letter (1 Pet. 5:12). When Paul refers to writing a greeting
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AMANUENSIS. A technical term from the Latin meaning “of the hand,” referring to one who copies documents for, or takes dictation from, another. In the OT, such a figure is known as a scribe (sofer סֹפֵר), a term that can include copyists as well as those who keep accounts, whether of finances (2 Kgs