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  • n. Plural form of penman.


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  • a clear appreciation for the true simplicity of the Bible and praise its "penmen" in terms close to those employed to describe original genius.

    'Of Genius', in The Occasional Paper, and Preface to The Creation

  • Like so many of us, hopeful ones, hopeless ones, poets and petty penmen, who worked as bartenders, librarians, substitute teachers, anything.

    Off the record

  • Throughout this week, the two former presidential penmen will preview the big speeches at the Republican Convention in St. Paul, Minn., and analyze what worked-and what didn't-after the fact.

    Oral Exam, Part II

  • It was a risk, bringing still more penmen who had not been checked beforehand-across an unstable Portal, but the gain was worth the risk.

    Storm Rising

  • But supposing there were any credit to be had to this passage, were the sacred penmen any way concerned in these curses and imprecations?

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The other story he tells us in his Life of Constantine: he brings in Constantine writing thus to him: "I think good to signify to your prudence, that you would take care that fifty volumes of those Scriptures, whose preparation and use you know so necessary for the church, and which beside may be easily read and carried about, may, by very skilful penmen, be written out in fair parchment."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • But what! do the holy penmen of the Scriptures make lexicons, or play the schoolmasters, that they should only teach that the Syriac word Cepha signifies in the Greek language a stone; and Tabitha, Dorcas, that is, a goat?

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Unity in the Scripture is so pressed, so commanded, and commended, that not to breathe after it argues a heart acted by another spirit than that which moved the holy penmen thereof.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • When they begin to call darkness light, they will ere long call light darkness; by which means our eyes have seen men of their own accord laying down the weapons wherewith at first they fought against opposers, and taking up them which were used against themselves; as hath happened more than once to penmen, both in our own and our neighbour nation.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • "The church" may be taken either for the universality of believers in all places of the world, so as to comprehend private saints as well as public officers, people as well as pastors, and those of former ages as well as the present, -- prophets themselves, and apostles, and penmen of the

    The Sermons of John Owen


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