What is this “ stick ” business ?  
     
  The ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and
Romans used Papyrus, Parchment, and Wooden Tablets for their writing material. These writings would
eventually become books or “ sticks.” I will now explain why each could be
referred to as a stick.
 
  Papyrus was made by cutting the Papyrus reed (stick), that grew along the Nile River, into thin strips. These strips were then flattened and glued together in an overlapping pattern to make Papyrus paper. Both the reed, and the paper, were called a “ stick.”  
   
     
  Parchment, made from animal skins,
was often rolled around a stick and was
called a “ roll of a book,” or “ scroll.”
 
     
  Wooden Tablets were also used
by cutting down the surface 1/2
inch in order to hold a thin coating
of wax that was then written
on. Because it was made from
wood, it was also called a stick. 1
 

1 Keith Meservy ; Ensign, “Ezekiel’s Sticks and the Gathering of Israel,” Feb. 1987, Page 4

 

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