On Church Court Clerks

“But that we write unto them…  And they wrote letters by them after this manner, The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren…  We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth…  So when they were dismissed…  they delivered the epistle: which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.”

Acts 15:20, 23, 27, 30-31

And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.  And so were the churches established in the faith…”

Acts 16:4-5

“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.”

Isa. 8:16



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Latin Articles


Voet, Gisbert – Ecclesiastical Politics  (Amsterdam: Waesberge, 1663), vol. 4, pt. 3, bk. 1, Tract 4, Of Ecclesiastical Books, Records, Writings and Instruments

1. Of Ecclesiastical Books 272

2. Of Ecclesiastical Records and Writings 278

3. Of Ecclesiastical, Consistorial, Classical and Synodical Documents 283

4. Of Ecclesiastical, Consistorial, Classical and Synodical Documents 284
.       A Small Appendix on Double-Leaved Writing Tablets  291




“By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.”

1 Pet. 5:12

“I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.”

Rom. 16:22

“Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.  And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, ‘…go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord’s house…”

Jer. 36:4-6




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