Welcome to the Modern Papyrus; a humble web-site dedicated to the sharing of God’s word and the building up of the body of Christ, one person at a time. The Modern Papyrus strongly supports and promotes the teaching of “giving freely that which was freely given onto us” (Matthew 10:8). Because we are a non-profit, and absolutely no money making ministry, the web address and any copyright information attached to our material stands as our only form of advertisement.Please support the Modern Papyrus ministry by sharing with others how to find us. Also, if you have been blessed by anything found on our site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about it. Your words of encouragement, as well as your prayers, provide us with the strength we need to continue in our labors.
What do you mean
by Modern Papyrus?
Good question. Papyrus (or Cyperus papyrus) is a long stemmed plant indigenous to the moist silty region around the Nile’s Delta, in Lower Egypt. It can be clearly seen, from the earliest of times in Egyptian history, that the Papyrus played a key role in their culture. The reed from the Papyrus was used to craft such things as boats, tables, boxes, mattresses, mats, ropes, sails, sandals and other clothing, as well as fuel, and even food. Many of these items were used as exports to other countries. Yet, none of them impacted the ancient world as dramatically as did its use as paper. Papyrus sheets for writing were the greatest gift the Egyptians gave to the ancient world and had a long-lasting history. It is estimated that Papyrus sheets have been in existence from around 3000 BC, and was in popular use until around 105 AD, when China and other countries began using a pulping process, a more affordable and less complicated paper. In comparison to other writing material used in its day, like clay, wood, wax, and even lead, it is no wonder that Papyrus sheets quickly became the preferred writing material. Its lightweight, durability, and thinness made it easier to carry and deliver long distances, and were more suitable to withstand the brutal desert conditions of Egypt and the Middle East. For the same reasons, Papyrus was used for important and valuable documents, and is most likely why it is found in use with many of the earliest manuscripts we have of the Bible.
Today, computers and the World Wide Web have become for us, what Papyrus was to the ancient world. It provides for us a means to document, store, and transport God’s word faster and easier than ever before, and has become an invaluable tool to the ministry. It is a new medium that has impacted the world unlike anything else in history. This web page is dedicated to the sharing of God’s word and the building up of the body of Christ, one person at a time, through this new and powerful medium I like to call ‘The Modern Papyrus’.