In the ancient world, scribes were often consider to be part of the royal court. They were responsible for copying books and other texts, as well as dictating and keeping accounts for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. This was akin to the contemporary position of administrative assistants, lawyers, accountants, and journalists. The position existed in Ancient Israel as well and still persists today. Those who record Words, visions, and experiences with the Lord, essentially act as His scribes for the Kingdom of Heaven, testifying of what they have seen and heard.

Matthew 15:32 (KJV) Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.