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Megilloth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Megilloth
Megilloth The collective name of the five “scrolls”—Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther—in the closing section of the Hebrew Bible, the “Writings.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Megilloth
MEGILLOTH [Heb ḥamēš (חַמֵשׁ‎) mĕgillôt (מְגִלֹּות)]. The term “megilloth” means scrolls and is used to refer to the “five scrolls,” Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes (or Qoheleth), and Esther, which are gathered together as a collection within the Writings (Heb kĕtûbı̂m) in modern
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Megilloth
Megilloth. Plural form of the Hebrew word for scroll. The word occurs several times in Jeremiah 36, where King Jehoiakim, rejecting the word from God, burned the scroll that the prophet sent to him.Megilloth is also used collectively of the OT books of Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Megilloth
Megilloth mə-gil-lōth̀, mə-gil̀əth [Heb. megillôṯ—‘scrolls’]. Plural noun (sing. meg̱illâ, “scroll,” Jer. 36:28f.; Ezk. 2:9; etc.) derived from the verb gālal, “roll,” hence meaning that which is rolled up, i.e., a Scroll. The five Megilloth, grouped in the following order in the MT, are the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Megilloth
MEGILLOTH* Plural form of the Hebrew word for scroll. The word occurs several times in Jeremiah 36, where King Jehoiakim, rejecting the word from God, burned the scroll that the prophet sent to him.Megilloth is also used collectively of the OT books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Megilloth
Megilloth (Heb. mĕg̱illôṯ)The five books (Heb. “scrolls”) of the Hebrew Bible read in synagogues on five of the annual holidays: Ecclesiastes during the Feast of Booths; Esther, Purim (cf. Esth. 9:23–28); Song of Solomon, Passover; Ruth, Pentecost; and Lamentations, the Ninth of Ab (the day of mourning
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Megilloth
Megilloth [mĭ gĭlˊŏth] (Heb. meg̱illôṯ “scrolls”). The five books of the Hebrew Bible read in synagogues on five of the annual holidays: Ecclesiastes during the Feast of Booths; Esther, Purim (cf. Esth. 9:23–28); Song of Solomon, Passover; Ruth, Pentecost; and Lamentations, the Ninth of Ab (the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Megilloth
Megilloth (Heb. מְגִלּוֹת, ‘rolls’). The name given to five Books in the OT, all of them in the third and latest section of the OT *canon known as the ‘Writings’ (‘*Hagiographa’), which are read by the Jews on certain holy days. They are the Song of *Solomon (read at the *Passover), *Ruth (at the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Megilloth
Megilloth mi-gil’oth. The plural form of mĕgillâ H4479, meaning “scroll” or “roll” (Jer. 36:28–29; Ezek. 3:1–3). The name Megilloth is given to a set of five short OT books, each brief enough to be read publicly at an annual religious festival. The order in some mss and in editions of the Hebrew Bible
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Megillot
MEGILLOT AND FESTIVALSThe word Megillot, which simply means “scrolls” in Hebrew, is used in a more specific sense to refer to the collection of the five smallest books of the “Writings” (Ketubim) of the OT. The concept of the Megillot as a group developed over a long period and was closely tied to the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MEGILLOTH
MEGILLOTH mi-gil´oth [מְגִילּוֹתmeghilloth]. Meaning “scrolls,” the term refers to five short books grouped together within the kethubim, “writings,” in the Hebrew Scriptures and probably copied together in antiquity. Each is read at certain Jewish festivals: Song of Songs at Passover, Ruth at Shavuot,