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April 30, 2016

Fascinating. I’ve never thought about the cost of their parchment. ~ Connie

Don't Stop Believing

The late Verlyn Verbrugge’s book, Paul & Money, contains an intriguing discussion of how much money Paul would have needed to write his epistles (p. 100-2). I had never considered this question, and I turned Verlyn’s thoughts into an essay for Our Daily Journey. I commend it and Verlyn’s interesting book to you.

“When you come, be sure to bring the coat I left with Carpus at Troas. Also bring my books, and especially my papers” (2 Timothy 4:13).

Our digital world makes it difficult to appreciate the value of words. We send each other texts and emails, which we answer and then delete. We might write a letter if we have something important to say, and on special occasions we’ll send a card. If we really want to make an impression, such as with wedding or graduation invitations, we’ll pay extra to put our message in formal…

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