Scrolling

In the computer age, most of us read by "scrolling" through the information we're seeing.
The fact is “scrolling” has been around for centuries!

The Bible says that in Nazareth, Jesus took the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, unrolled it and read what was written. And when he finished, he rolled the scroll back up!
Having a Bible in Jesus’s time would have meant literally an armful of scrolls, and having one the length of Isaiah would have been unusual.
Likely, Nazareth had an Isaiah scroll in its synagogue, and perhaps a Torah scroll that Jesus may have read from.
One of the most important discoveries in the 20th century was the Dead Sea Scrolls—scores of biblical and religious texts used by Jews around the first century BC—a preserved “scrolling” of the Bible!
Engage with and read this Book of books!

Share

More Book Minute Features

June 20, 2018

The Offering Plate

Did you know that "passing the offering plate” was unheard of in American worship services before the late 19th century? Since American colonial churc...
June 19, 2018

Juneteenth

Juneteenth! It’s the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States! On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger’s Union so...
June 18, 2018

Inscription on the Liberty Bell

In 1752, the Pennsylvania State Assembly ordered a steeple bell for the statehouse to include the inscription proclaiming “Liberty throughout all the...

Click to Expand