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Roll
        the common form of ancient books. The Hebrew word rendered
        "roll" or "volume" is "meghillah", found in Ezra 6:2; Ps. 40:7;
        Jer. 36:2, 6, 23, 28, 29; Ezek. 2:9; 3:1-3; Zech. 5:1, 2.
        "Rolls" (Chald. pl. of sephar, corresponding to Heb. sepher) in
        Ezra 6:1 is rendered in the Revised Version "archives." In the
        New Testament the word "volume" (Heb. 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 T0000622.)
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Roll' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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