the title ascribed in our version to the magistrate at Ephesus who appeased the mob in the theatre at the time of the tumult excited by Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen. ( Acts 19:35 ) The original service of this class of men was to record the laws and decrees of the state, and to read them in public.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Town clerk,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".