According to Luke 1:63, Zechariah "asked for a writing tablet and wrote, 'His name is John.'" Ever wondered how a writing tablet in the 1st Century looked like? Ever wondered what sort of writing materials used by the Apostle Paul in composing his letters to the various churches? What would the earliest complete New Testament look like?
At the Centre for Bible Engagement, we have acquired different ancient writing materials and they will be on display in the library soon. You will have the opportunity to visit us and have a guided tour where we will explain how these ancient writing materials developed over time from the wax writing tablets to parchments made from animal skin. You will also have the opportunity to view various types of facsimile of the earliest New Testament manuscripts.
Even better, we will also provide you with papyrus and reed pens where you would get a first hand experience of what a scribe in ancient days had to endure in copying the manuscripts. With this hands on experience, we hope that you will learn to appreciate how we get our Bible and the process of the formation of the New Testament.
If you would like to visit us, do drop us a note. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.