Scroll - EasyEnglish Bible Dictionary

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Easy English definition for 'scroll':

scroll ~ (B) ~ a long piece of paper or animal's skin; people fixed it round two pieces of wood; it usually had writing on it.

scroll ~ (B) ~ a roll of paper or other material that people wrote on.

scroll ~ A ~ a very long piece of skin with words on it.

scroll ~ (B) ~ The ancient shape of a book. The maker of a scroll needed a very long piece of animal skin. Then the scribe would usually write on one side only. The first Christians needed to produce books more cheaply. So they sewed together short pieces of skin. And they wrote on both sides. So they were among the first people to use books that have a modern shape.

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