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Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: Questions Children Ask: How Did they Write The Old Testament If There Weren't Any Paper Or Pencils?

How Did they Write The Old Testament If There Weren't Any Paper Or Pencils?

When the oldest books in the Bible were written, they didn't have typewriters, computers or printing presses. And there weren't any ballpoint pens, felt-tipped pens, or number-two pencils. But the people who lived back then did have other tools for writing. The paper they used was different, too. The paper they first wrote the Old Testament on was probably either papyrus or parchment. Papyrus paper was made from a plant that grows in Bible lands. Parchment was made of animal skin. Either of these could be sewn into long pieces and rolled up into scrolls. Museums have some of these ancient scrolls. You may want to visit a museum and see one.

Key Verse

After the king burned the scroll, the Lord spoke to Jeremiah. He said, "Get another scroll. Write everything again just as you did before." (Jeremiah 36: 27-28)

Related Verses

Exodus 24:12; 2 Timothy 4: 13; 2 Peter 1: 20-21


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