Acts 4:13

Date: Tue Sep 17 1996 - 14:15:53 EDT

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
lit., "unlettered" (grammata, "letters:" grapho, "to write"), Acts 4:13, is
explained by Grimm-Thayer as meaning "unversed in the learning of the
Jewish schools;" in the papyri, however, it occurs very frequently in a
formula used by one who signs for another who cannot write, which
suggests that the rulers, elders and scribes regarded the Apostles as
"unlettered" (Moulton and Milligan).

King James version seems to adopt the sense of <ignorant> instead of
literal sense <unlettered>=someone who dont know how to write.
Acts 4
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were
unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they
had been with Jesus.

What is the most correct meaning to agramattoi?


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