Aug
2013

The Greek word apographe

Found just twice in the New Testament (Lk. 2:2; Acts 5:37), the Greek noun “apographe” meant “registration” or “enrollment.”  In Lk. 2:2 this term describes a “registration” (something like a census) for the purpose of taxation.  This kind of event was so significant it was used to help date things (Acts 5:37).