What was the Bible originally written on?


Clay Tablet

Prior to the formation of books, the Bible and other writings were written on an assortment of materials. 

  •          Papyrus (papyrus plant)
  •          Parchment (animal skin)
  •          Vellum (calf skin)
  •          Ostraca (unglazed pottery)
  •          Stones
  •          Clay tablets
  •          Wax tablets


Papyrus Plant








Later in history, the Bible was written on papers and inserted into a Codex, which looks similar to a book.