Section 1. Biblical Backgrounds

1. 1 Pictographic and 2 Cuneiform Tablets

Ur, Mesopotamia, 3,000 and 2000 BC. Museum of Christian Missions, South Korea

The first written documents were impressions on wet clay called tablets. The writing was called cuneiform. Over 500,000 cuneiform tablets survive from the ancient world preserving evidence about every imaginable aspect of life.