- A writer of epistles.
“I’ve turned into quite an epistolographer during this research trip since I don’t have reliable cell reception.”
“My grandmother taught me to be an epistolographer — she wrote at least one letter every day of her life.”
“This volume looks like a diary, but it is correspondence between Mr. James and an unknown epistolographer.”
Greek, late 17th century
Why this word?
If you don’t know the definition of “epistle,” the definition of “epistolographer” won’t get you very far. Quite simply, an epistle is a letter — or a literary work composed in the form of a letter or series of letters. Perhaps most notably, 21 of the 27 books in the New Testament of the Bible are epistles, and most of them were written by the Apostle Paul. Therefore, Paul is the most prolific epistolographer of the New Testament.
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