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What is a Scribe

What is a Scribe

What is scribing? What is a scribe? Is it someone that just sit and write? Since the day of Moses, scribes had authority in all levels of society, and subsequently, I believe that this is the season in which the Lord wants to restore the scribal ministry in His Body.

A scribe can be either a prophetic scribe or a scribal prophet (scribe-prophet). A writer is not necessarily a scribe, but a scribe always do write. It thus appears to be an unique talent driven by a special calling.

The first scribe was God when He wrote the 10 commandments on tablets of stone with His finger.

Daniel is an example of a scribe – he was an administrator to the king and remained at the king’s court. This is the ministry/place of a scribe.

“he appointed Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel remained at the king’s court”

Daniel 2:49

Ezra was a scribe

“They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.”

Nehemia 8:8

Ezekiel was a scribe. In Ezekiel 40 – 48 he had to write down the exact measurements of the temple he was shown. A scribe has a passion for order and precision.

Scribes were officially set in office as ministers and governors in Numbers 11. This was the beginning of the Sanhedrin of which we read in the New Testament.

16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you. 17 And I will come down and talk with you there. And I will take some of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you may not bear it yourself alone.

Numbers 11
Officer Strong’s H7860: to write, a scribe, an official superintendent or magistrate – all of those chosen were elders and all of those chosen were scribes

I believe that the court spoken of In Daniel 7, was scribes.

“I watched till thrones were put in place,
And the Ancient of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
Its wheels a burning fire;
10 A fiery stream issued
And came forth from before Him.
A thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated,
And the books were opened.

Daniel 7

To conclude, Habakkuk 2 urges us to write down the vision the Lord gives us:

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,

Habakkuk 2

Comments: 1

  1. Nadine Oosthuizen Schalk Brits says:

    Very interesting topic

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