I had no idea when I started to ‘explore’ the books (not part of our 66 books), or scrolls, mentioned in Bible verses that there were as many as I have found. I have relied upon the Holy Spirit, Bible verses, trustworthy Christian commentaries, and extra-Biblical Jewish writings, in writing these short studies to you.
Sometimes, the smallest reference, such as the one today in Ezekiel, turned up a lot of information: “Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it” Ezekiel 2:9.
Scroll (Hebrew = meghillah, from the root galal = to roll) was a rolled manuscript usually inscribed on only one side (Ezek. 3:1; Heb. 10:7; Rev 5:1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 10:8, 9, 10-11).
Ezekiel must receive from God’s hand what he delivers to the Israelites, i.e., lamentations, mourning, and woe, because of God’s coming judgments.
It is fitting that a Post on Judgment should be written during the Ten Days of Awe. Many have celebrated Rosh Hashanah in a festive manner, with traditional greetings, food, and special blessings said to each other.
However, these Ten Days of Awe are truly a time for self-examination, prayers, and repentance. According to Jewish beliefs, on the tenth day, Yom Kippur ‘the Day of Judgment’, God’s judgment on each individual is sealed, or confirmed, for the coming year.
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