I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and
on the back, sealed up with seven seals. Revelation
In the Old Testament and New Testament times, they did not have books as we know
them today. Modern books consist of many individual pages of paper bound
together with a seam and/or glue. In the later Biblical times, books were
written on a long continuous roll of parchment (animal skins), papyrus, or even
metals such as copper wrapped around a pole. In earlier Old Testament
days, writings were carved on stone (such as the 10 Commandments), clay, metal,
The word "book" in Revelation 5:1 is from the Greek word #975 "biblion"
which means "a roll." These rolls (or scrolls) were usually covered
with a seal that would need to be broken in order to open the roll.
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