According to Paul’s letter to the Galatians,
Jesus was born in the fullness of time, “but in the fullness of time God sent his Son. He was born of a woman, and was born under the law ”
According to the same author in another letter, Jesus died at the right time, “because while we were weak, Christ died at the right time for the unrighteous” (Romans 5: 6). Jesus was not only born “in the fullness of time” but also died “in due time.”
Jesus is the founder of Christianity who was born about 4 BC. Having lived on this earth for thirty-three and a half years, he departed from this planet. The Bible tells us that Jesus entered the human race on earth and departed from this earth just in time. Why did Jesus come about two thousand years ago? Why didn’t you come before that? Why didn’t you go after that?
As we are a limited human race, we fail to do our job on time. Sometimes we are slow and sometimes we are fast. But God never slows down, nor does He speed up. He always works at the right time. He may not do what we want him to do, but he does it in his own time. He sent Jesus to earth just in time. From different perspectives, Jesus was born, died, and resurrected at the right time.
The art of writing appears to have come to light around 3500 BC, that is, 5,500 years before today. At that time, thoughts were expressed through pictures. Currently this method is called pictograph. The language was not as developed as it is today. The clay was slightly soaked, and the writing material, such as a sharp stone or a sinkhole, was scraped to represent the object. After drying, it hardened and its pictures were easily understood. But not much could be said through such symbolic means as language. Such writing had its own limitations.
If Jesus Christ had come at this time, 5,500 years ago, it would have been impossible to express in writing complex concepts such as his nature and teachings. On the other hand, the picture written on the soil could not be corrected after drying. It was broken and often broken. It was difficult to carry because it was heavy.
After 500 years (that is, around 3000 BC) communication was made easier by the development of phonetic symbols such as vowels, but there was still difficulty in written expression as the alphabet had not been developed. On the other hand, the disadvantages of writing on clay are obvious.
But with the use of papyrus, the art of writing took off. Papyrus is a type of nigalo that grows near shallow lakes and rivers. It grows mainly along the Nile River in Egypt. In ancient times, people used to cut this hollow plant inside and lengthen it to make a slit in the middle. They used to join the flattened pieces with the gum available at that time. Many pieces of niggle were attached to a piece of stone so that it could be written on, as in modern paper. The writing material created in this way was called papyrus. In fact, the English word paper originated from the word papyrus. The ink was prepared by mixing charcoal, water, and gum, and a sharp sink or feather pen or pen-like tool was used to write the ink on the ink.
Although these materials were very helpful for writing, the world was still waiting for a definite alphabet. Speaking of the alphabet, the Phoenician alphabet was an excellent endeavor. It seems to have started around 1050 BC. It had 22 consonants and no vowels. It was the most widely used alphabet in the ancient world. Some other cultures also used it in a refined way.
Even though Jesus arrived at this time, some 3,000 years ago, it would still be difficult to communicate in the known lands of the world at that time. Although the art of writing made great strides, most people did not use the Phoenician alphabet. Even though it was an established alphabet, many people were unaware of it.
By 800 BC, the Greeks had added vowel letters to their alphabet, and a hundred years later the Etruscans resized some Greek letters and modified the Greek alphabet. After the Romans defeated the Etruscans, they introduced the Etruscan alphabet. By 100 BC, it had become the alphabet of the Roman Empire. In most of the lands conquered by the Romans, they used this alphabet to teach the locals to read and write.
The Greek language was another important communication material adopted by the Romans. Although the Romans occupied most of the territory, the influence of the Greek language and culture was widespread. The common form of the Greek language, known as Koine Greek, dominated the empire’s trade as well as civic affairs. The same language was used by the Jews when communicating with non-Jews.
As a result of the influence of Greek civilization, the world became Greek in culture, philosophy, association, art, drama, literature, architecture, thought and language. The Greek language was so widespread that even the common people were familiar with it. Greek became the language of communication. For the first time in history since the time of the Tower of Babel, the world was united by a single language. One could express one’s thoughts in one language from one end of the world to the other.
Thus Jesus came when the whole world was one in terms of communication. As a result, it became easier to get the gospel message to Kunakpcha.