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orion Using parchment

On Oct 21 someone asked me ---
>> >
>> > I would like to know if hides
>> >were indeed stockpiled, how long would the velum have
>> >remained pliable and ( smooth things :>)) easy-to-write
>> >on.....[snip........

I checked with a local sofer.  Parchment can be used for writing well over
100 years after it was prepared.   In the Library here we have a sefer
Torah over 150 years old and if one wanted to write on the parchment the
ink would hold.


Daniel D. Stuhlman

Hebrew Theological College
Saul Silber Memorial Library
7135 N Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL  60077