LETTERS -- WRITING
1121 GRAMMA (14): from "write" (1125 grapho). A document or a general class written material, something one has learned, figurative refer- ence to the "letter of the law" or a literal letter of the alphabet. Compare to 3056 logos which usually means a written or spoken "message or statement," and 4487 rhema which usually means spoken "words."
A WRITTEN DOCUMENT OR WRITING: An example is found in Jn.5.46-47: "For if you+ had trusted Moses, perhaps you+ would have trusted me; for that one wrote (grapho) about me. But if you+ do not trust that one's writings (gramma), how will you+ trust my words (rhema )?" See also "a writing" (1125 graphe), below.
Another example which refers to a specific kind of document is in Lk.16.5-6: "...How much do you owe my Master? And he (a debtor) said, 'A hundred baths of oil.' And he (the steward) said, 'Take your bill (gramma), sit [down], and quickly write (grapho) fifty.'"
A WRITING OF GOD ("SCRIPTURE"): "Every God-inspired writing (gramma) is also profitable for teaching, for correction, for restoration, for instruction in uprightness; so that the person of God may be suitable, furnished for every good work."
SOMETHING ONE HAS LEARNED: A figurative reference to a person's education, For example, (Act.26.24): "...Festus said with a loud voice, 'You are raving, Paul; your much learning (grammata, many letters) turns you to insanity.'"
GRAMMA FIGURATIVE REFERENCE TO STRICT OBSERVANCE TO LAW: An example is in Rom.2.27: "And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge you, who by the letter (gramma) and circumcision transgress the law?"
A LITERAL LETTER OF THE ALPHABET: Gal.6.11: "You see in what large letters I wrote with my hand."
1122 GRAMMATEUS (63): one who writes; in God's FCM (NT) one who made copies of the law; a scribe or copyist. In Act.23.9, a town clerk or recorder. The copyists are usually mentioned in association with Pharisees, chief priests and older men and were thus part of the ruling "clergy" of their day.
1126 GRAODES (1): pertaining to old women old-womanish, anile.
1124 GRAPHE (50): a writing from God's AM (OT) message, as in Mt.22.29: "You go astray, not knowing the writings (graphe) nor the power of God." These writings are said to be pure in Rom.1.3, as being of the spokesmen in Mt.26.56 and Rom.16.26, as spoken by the Pure Spirit through a person in Act.1.16 and as God speaking to Pharaoh in Rom.9.17. Compare to "message" (3056 logos) and "word" (4487 rhema ).
1125 GRAPHO (190): to express information in written characters; to write.
1123 GRAPTOS (1): an adjective describing something that is written.
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