Tertius (Rom 16:22)

“I,

Tertius,

The writer of this letter,

Greet you in the Lord.”

ἀσπάζομαι ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ Τέρτιος ὁ γράψας τὴν ἐπιστολὴν ἐν Κυρίῳ.

Paul said that Tertius (ἐγὼ Τέρτιος), the writer of this letter (ὁ γράψας τὴν ἐπιστολὴν), also greeted them (ἀσπάζομαι ὑμᾶς) in the Lord (ἐν Κυρίῳ).  In a strange note, Tertius used the first person singular to say that he was the official scribe or writer of this letter, not Paul himself.  He simply said to greet them in the Lord.  Tertius was the amanuensis of this writing, the secretary, the writer, the copier, the transcriber, or recorder of this letter.  This is the only time that his name appeared in the Greek New Testament literature.  Has anyone ever written a letter for you?

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