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Dictionaries :: Roll

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Below are articles from the following 3 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Roll:

the common form of ancient books. The Hebrew word rendered "roll" or "volume" is meghillah, found in Ezr 6:2; Psa 40:7; Jer 36:2, 6, 23, 28, 29; Eze 2:9; 3:1-3; Zec 5:1, 2. "Rolls" (Chald. pl. of sephar, corresponding to Heb. sepher) in Ezr 6:1 is rendered in the Revised Version "archives." In the New Testament the word "volume" (Hbr 10:7; R.V., "roll") occurs as the rendering of the Greek kephalis, meaning the head or top of the stick or cylinder on which the manuscript was rolled, and hence the manuscript itself. (See BOOK.)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Roll:

A book in ancient times consisted of a single long strip of paper or parchment, which was usually kept rolled upon a stick, and was unrolled when a person wished to read it. The roll was usually written on one side only, and hence the particular notice of one that was "written within and without." (Ezekiel 2:10). The writing was arranged in columns.

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