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Roll • Volume
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Scroll [Heb. meg̱illâ (Jer. 36:6, 14, 20f, 23, 25, 27–29, 32; Ezk. 3:1–3; Zec. 5:1f), meg̱illaṯ-sēp̱er (Jer. 36:2, 4; “written scroll,” Ezk. 2:9), sēp̱er (Isa. 34:4; Jer. 36:8, 10f, 13, 18, 32); Aram meg̱illâ (Ezr. 6:2); Gk. biblíon—‘book, scroll’ (Rev. 5:1–5, 8f.; 6:14; 10:8), biblarídion—‘little
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SCROLL Roll of papyrus, leather, or parchment used as a writing document. See Writing.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
scroll (Heb. megillah), a roll of papyrus or specially prepared leather used for writing (see Jer. 36). Papyrus scrolls were imported from Egypt, where they had been manufactured since at least 3000 bce. To make a papyrus scroll, evenly sized strips were cut from the pith of the papyrus plant and laid
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SCROLL. Before the invention of books as we know them, namely, codexes which are bound at one edge, writing was done on long documents made of either leather or papyrus, which were rolled up on round sticks for ease of handling and storage. The writing was sometimes only on one side, but often on both
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ScrollA roll used by ancient scribes for writing significant literary works or important and detailed letters. Scrolls (Heb. mĕg̱illâ; Gk. biblɩ́on) were made by gluing together, side by side, separate strips of papyrus, leather, parchment, or vellum and then winding the long strip around a pole,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Scroll (Heb. Aram. megillâ; Gk. biblíon). A book in the form of papyrus or leather sections attached end to end and rolled up (Jer. 36; KJV “roll” Rev. 5:1; KJV “book”). See Book; Writing.
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Scrolls, Seals
Scrolls, SealsRevelation mentions the concept of a sealed book in connection with the following: the Apocalypse itself, the seven-sealed book shown to the Seer, the unsealed “little book” and the sealing of the words of the seven thunders. The concept of a sealed book is not found in the apostolic fathers.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SCROLL. A book in ancient times consisted of a single long strip of papyrus or parchment, which was usually kept rolled up on a stick and was unrolled when a person wished to read it. Hence arose the term mgillâ from gālal, “to roll,” strictly answering to the Lat. volumen, whence comes our volume.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Scrollscroll (Heb. megillah), a roll of papyrus or specially prepared leather used for writing on in antiquity (see Jer. 36). Papyrus scrolls were imported from Egypt, where they had been manufactured since at least 3000 b.c. To make a papyrus scroll even strips cut from the pith of the papyrus plant
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SCROLL — a roll of papyrus, leather, or parchment on which an ancient document—particularly a text of the Bible—was written (Ezra 6:2). Rolled up on a stick, a scroll was usually about 11 meters (35 feet) long—the size required, for instance, for the Book of Luke or the Book of Acts. Longer books of
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
ScrollUntil the second century a.d. most fairly lengthy documents were written on scrolls of papyrus, leather or parchment, though in Mesopotamia clay tablets were used widely. References to book(s) in English versions of the Bible usually mean written documents in scroll form. There are three ways
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ROLL (SCROLL)<rol>: The usual form of book in Biblical times. It had been in use in Egypt for perhaps 2,000 years at the time when, according to the Pentateuch, the earliest Biblical books were written in this form. The Babylonian tablet seems to have been the prevailing form in Palestine up to about
VOLUME<vol’-um>: This word (from Latin volvere, “roll”), twice used in the King James Version (Ps 40:7 (Hebrew [meghillah]); Heb 10:7), is better in English as “roll” in the Revised Version (British and American).See ROLL.
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