Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Enrollment. Registration of people according to tribe, family, and position.See Census.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Enrollment; Enrolled
Enrollment; Enrolled [Heb. yāḥaš, also kāṯaḇ; Gk. apográphō, apographé̄ (Lk. 2:2), synkatapsēphízomai (Acts 1:26), katalégomai (1 Tim. 5:9)]; AV RECKONED, also GENEALOGY (2 Ch. 31:16–18), WRITTEN, TAXED (Lk. 2), TAXING (Lk. 2:2), NUMBERED (Acts 1:26), “taken into the number” (1 Tim. 5:9);
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ENROLLMENT Registration of people according to tribe, family, and position. See Census.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EnrollmentA listing of people—usually by family, lineage, or tribe—who live in a particular area, belong to a particular social group, or practice a particular occupation. Ancient enrollments must be distinguished from modern censuses. A census is a regular collection of demographic data for statistical
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Enrollment (Gk. apographḗ).†; A listing or enumeration of people according to family, position, or other social unit. In addition to the census for military conscription (e.g., Num. 1:2–46; 2 Sam. 24:1–9 par.), such records were maintained in early Israel in order to maintain patterns of inheritance
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Enrollmentenrollment, a census that identifies, locates, and numbers the people in a particular group or area, usually for purposes of taxation but also at times for other ends such as conscription or forced labor. Several such enrollments are mentioned in the ot (e.g., Exod. 30:11–16; Num. 1:1–49;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ENROLLMENT — KJV word for the registration of the entire Roman world ordered by the Emperor Augustus (Luke 2:1–5). Augustus (Octavian) initiated a system of reforms, including a regular census of the populations of the various Roman provinces so they could be effectively taxed. Joseph probably owned
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ENROLLMENT [הִתְיַחֵשׂhithyakhes, מִסְפַּרmispar; מִפְקַדmifqadh, פְּקֻדִיםpequdhim; ἀπογραγῆς apographēs, ἀριθμός arithmos, ἐπίσκεψιν episkepsin]. A public and official counting, numbering, registering, or listing of people by family, tribe, genealogy, or occupation. Such enrollments occur