Was reading about a bogus pastor that was looking down on Christians for celebrating Christmas and Easter as being Pagan, but he partly owns a record shop selling Buddhist, Hindu, New Age and drug related items. I’ll explain in another post.
I was reading that the scriptures talk about some of the believers who were Jews and Greeks realised they needed to get rid of witchcraft related books, which were very valuable. I did some calculations;
Acts 19 : 17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, (Asia minor = modern Turkey) they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.[c] 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
Acts 19:19 A drachma was a silver coin worth about a day’s wages
Average 2015 salary in UK is £26,500 per annum = £157/day
50,000 x 157 = £7,850,000
According to xe.net today’s figures this is US$11,697,297.30
The books the early Christians destroyed were worth over 11 million bucks!!