Dating of parchment

Publishing as it is known today depends on a series of three major inventions—writing, paper, and printing—and one crucial social development—the spread of literacy.

Before the invention of writing, perhaps by the Sumerians in the 4th millennium , information could be spread only by word of mouth, with all the accompanying limitations of place and time.

Renfrew (1973) called it 'the radiocarbon revolution' in describing its impact upon the human sciences.

Oakley (1979) suggested its development meant an almost complete re-writing of the evolution and cultural emergence of the human species.

The following list of fourteen references includes only five such books.

I contend that the cogency of the case for the resurrection of Jesus is significantly improved when it is set within a broader context of substantial background knowledge on God’s existence, miracles, the Bible, and specifically the Gospels and the historical Jesus; hence the tilting of this bibliography to books that contribute to such knowledge.

No pretense is made here of having anticipated every response that skeptics might make. Rather, it is a simple overview of many of the factual elements that contribute to the historical case for Jesus’ resurrection.

We know that it is older than Christendom, but whether by a couple of years or a couple of centuries, or even by more than a millenium, we can do no more than guess." [Rasmus Nyerup, (Danish antiquarian), 1802 (in Trigger, 19)].Parchment is a writing material made from specially prepared untanned skins of animals—primarily sheep, calves, and goats.It has been used as a writing medium for over two millennia.The result is a very strong case that Jesus (a) died, (b) was buried, (c) rose from the dead, and (d) appeared alive to a variety of persons (1 Cor. At the end of this article is an annotated bibliography of 14 books that examine in great detail the issues touched upon in the list of 14 evidences.14 EVIDENCES 14 REFERENCES It would be easy to list fourteen books devoted explicitly to the topic of Jesus’ resurrection.This article treats the history and development of book, newspaper, and magazine publishing in its technical and commercial aspects.The preparation and dissemination of written communication is followed from its beginnings in the ancient world to the modern period.What do you think your ministry will be, or what is it now as the Lord has placed you?Will you be able, generally speaking, to serve God better together than apart?For additional information on the preparation of early manuscripts, see writing.A more detailed examination of printing , each promoting the other.